An Introduction to Ocuplastic Surgery
Oculoplastic surgery is an evolving speciality within the field and refers to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, orbits, lacrimal system and surrounding areas. Alongside surgeries such as blepharoplasty and ptosis, oculoplastic surgeons offer non-surgical treatments, such as botulinum toxin therapy for blepharospasm.
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Oculoplastic Surgery Content
Raymond Douglas, Hawaiian Eye 2021: Approach to Brow Ptosis
It was a pleasure to speak with Raymond Douglas (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA) about his work on brow ptosis, and the pros and cons of the surgical techniques for brow ptosis. Questions What are the causes of brow ptosis? (00:20) What are the challenges of the surgical correction of brow ptosis? (01:08) […]
Trichofolliculoma of the Palpebral Conjunctiva: A Case Report
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):38–9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.38
Trichofolliculoma is a rare, benign skin tumour arising from a hair follicle containing a large central cystic hair follicle with branching epithelial strands and buds.1–5 Trichofolliculomas typically affect the head and neck, appear flesh-coloured, dome-shaped, and may also have a tuft of hair emanating from a central pit.1–5 We report a case of a 15-year-old male with […]
Monoclonal Antibodies in the Treatment of Orbital Inflammation
Orbital inflammation can result from a number of inflammatory conditions including dacryoadenitis, myositis, cellulitis, optic perineuritis, periscleritis, orbital apicitis, thyroid eye disease (TED), and a focal mass.1 It may present as acute, subacute, or chronic disease and has a wide range of clinical manifestations, most commonly pain and periorbital swelling.2 Historically, systemic corticosteroids have been […]
Clare Quigley, SOE 2019 – Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Experiences
Clare Quigley shares her experiences as a member of the YO committee and talks about the key challenges of training in surgery. Questions: 1. What are the main challenges facing YOs in 2019? (0:04) 2. What are the key challenges of training in surgery? (1:14) 3. How can ophthalmologists get the most from their mentors? […]
Rolando & Melissa Toyos, ISOPT 2018 – IPL therapy and PRP eye drops for dry eye disease
Rolando and Melissa Toyos talk about their current research into intense pulse light (IPL) therapy for dry eye disease. IPL therapy is a light treatment applied to the skin to stimulate the meibomian glands to produce a better tear. The current study looks at the efficacy of IPL versus meibomian gland expression, and the results […]
Enucleation Surgery—Orbital Implants and Surgical Techniques
US Ophthalmic Review, 2016;9(1):46–8 DOI: http://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2016.09.01.46
Enucleation, or surgical removal of the entire eye globe, was described by Bartisch in 1583, and was described in combination with orbital volume replacement (implant) by Mules in 1585.1–3 In the US, trauma is the leading indication for enucleation (40.9% of cases), followed by tumors (28% of cases).4,5 Other indications include painful blind eye, phthisis […]
Tips for Fitting Eye Prostheses for the Pediatric Patient After Enucleation
US Ophthalmic Review, 2016;9(1):49–52 DOI: http://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2016.09.01.49
Psychologic support is one of the most important parts of the fitting procedure and should not be taken lightly. Announcing to the parents that their child has a retinoblastoma is always an unbearable situation. It conjures up extreme feelings of guilt, stress, and fear in the parents and the child. Can you imagine finding out […]
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