Houston Eyelid Reconstruction / Post-Mohs Surgery Eyelid Reconstruction Procedures
Your eyelids are vital to the health and function of your eyes. They are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your eyes from trauma, foreign bodies, and from the damaging effects of sunlight. Another function of the eyelid is tear distribution: keeping the surface of eye lubricated and healthy.
The eyelid skin is susceptible to damage from injuries, infections, and skin cancer just to name a few. In addition to endangering the health of the eye, eyelid deformities can also negatively impact the appearance of the face. The social and emotional aspect of facial deformity can be very significant, as our face is our representation to the world around us.
State of the Art Eyelid Repair, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures
If you suffer from an eyelid abnormality, including growths on the eyelids, there’s good news. There are a number of effective oculoplastic procedures designed to restore the eyelid to its original appearance and function. 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 reconstructive and cosmetic enhancement and repair procedures (including Post-Mohs cancer surgery eyelid reconstruction).
Eyelid reconstruction surgery is an effective means for treating a number of eyelid related issues including:
- Ptosis – drooping of the eyelids
- Thyroid eye disease
- Eyelid growths, including skin cancer
- Trauma to the eyelids and eye socket
- Entropion – Inward-turning of the eyelid
- Ectropion – loose eyelids that turn out
- Eyelid retraction
- Trichiasis – misdirected eyelashes
- Distichiasis – aberrant eyelash growth
- Epiblepharon – normal eyelashes pushed toward the eye by redundant folds of skin
- Epicanthal folds – vertical folds of skin over the nose connecting to the eyelid
- Damage to tear drainage system
Oculoplastic Eyelid Reconstruction in Houston
Dr. Bounama will tailor treatment based on the exact nature of your anatomy and needs. For example, very simple eyelid injuries can sometimes be repaired with stitches, but more significant reconstructions may require the use of skin grafts or flaps of skin and muscle, taken from elsewhere on the body. Our procedures are designed to restore functionality and to give optimal cosmetic results.
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 will 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.