Lacrimal & Orbital Surgery
Several of our Premier Medical physicians specialize in evaluating and treating diseases and abnormalities of the eyelid, the structures around the eye (known as the orbit), and the tear drainage system, or the lacrimal system.
Common problems that require oculoplastic and orbital surgery include:
•facial fractures and injuries
•blocked tear ducts
•thyroid eye disease
Common surgeries include:
- Tear Duct Surgery – Tear duct surgery, dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) or Jones tube placement (artificial tear duct), is performed to repair a blockage of the tear duct that can cause excessive watering or recurrent infections.
- Orbital Surgery – Surgery within the bony portion of the eye socket to reposition the bones or remove tumors that may occur within the socket. A procedure called orbital decompression corrects the appearance of protruding eyes often caused by Graves’ disease or hyperthyroidism.