Houston Eyelid Reconstruction / Post-Mohs Surgery Eyelid Reconstruction Procedures
Your eyelids are vital to the health and function of your eyes. They’re the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your eyes from the damaging effects of sunlight and airborne particles. Another function of the eyelid is tear production and distribution.
The skin that makes up the eyelid is very thin and has little fat, which means that it can be damaged very easily. Birth defects, injuries and disease are a few of the common causes of damage the eyelids. In addition to endangering the eye itself, eyelid deformities can also negatively impact the appearance of the eye and face. In some cases, the emotional anguish from having to live with an eyelid deformity can be just as traumatic as the physical pain.
Eyelid Repair, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures
If you have a damaged eyelid, there’s good news. There are a number of effective oculoplastic procedures designed to restore the eyelid to its original function and appearance. To find out if you would be a good candidate for a Houston eyelid reconstruction procedure, schedule a consultation with Berkeley Eye Center oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Aida Bounama. As an oculoplastic specialist, Dr. Bounama is trained in the latest eyelid repair, reconstructive and cosmetic enhancement procedures, including Post-Moh’s cancer surgery eye lid reconstruction.
Eyelid reconstruction surgery is an effective means for treating a number of eyelid related issues including:
- Ptosis – upper eyelid margin abnormally inferiorly
- Thyroid eye disease
- Eyelid skin cancer
- Entropion – Inward-turning of the eyelid
- Ectropion – Out-turning of the eyelid
- Trichiasis – misdirected eyelashes
- Distichiasis – aberrant eyelashes from metaplastic meibomian glands
- Epiblepharon – normal eyelashes pushed toward the eye by redundant folds of skin
- Epicanthal folds – vertical folds of skin over the medial canthus
- Damage to tear drains
Oculoplastic Eyelid Reconstruction in Houston
Reconstructive eyelid surgery depends on what exactly the nature of the defect is and how it needs to be repaired. The most simple eyelid injuries can sometimes be repaired with stitches, but more serious injuries and defects may require skin grafting, possibly taken from an area nearby the eyelid, or a flap of skin and muscle can be taken from elsewhere on your body.
Our oculoplastic surgeon will carefully exam your eyelids to diagnose the exact nature of your eyelid defect and recommend the most effective type of treatment for your condition. Our procedures are designed to restore both functionality and the cosmetic appearance of the eyelid. Some problems can be fixed with a few stitches; more serious conditions may require skin grafts.
Some of the eyelid reconstruction procedures performed at Berkeley Eye Center include:
- Straight line closure
- Rotational flap
- Pedicled flap
- Skin graft
- Composite graft:
- Free tissue transfer
- Post-Mohs Surgery Eyelid Reconstruction
Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatments to remove basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and other types of skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains.
However, when Mohs surgery is performed to remove a tumor from the eyelid, a reconstructive procedure may be required following the surgery to restore your eye to its natural beauty and function. Dr. Bounama has achieved excellent results for patients who require reconstructive eyelid surgery after a Mohs surgery.
Contact Berkeley Eye Center of Houston Oculoplastic Surgery Clinic
If you have suffered an eyelid injury, disease or birth defect, or need reconstructive eyelid work after Mohs surgery, please call the Berkeley Eye Center of Houston to learn more about your eyelid reconstruction options. Berkeley Eye Center has been a trusted name in vision health and eye care for over 60 years. Whether you need a comprehensive eye exam or require oculoplastic surgery, there’s a Berkeley Eye Center location near you.