Oculoplastic

Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

Oculoplastic surgeons specialize in medical and cosmetic eye surgeries as well as nonsurgical procedures to correct a variety of conditions, including drooping eyelids and growths around your eyes. At Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, the expert vision care team provides the highest level of oculoplastic procedures on the Big Island. Learn how you can look and feel your best with a customized oculoplastic procedure for your specific needs. Call to schedule a consultation today.

Oculoplastic Q & A

Hawaii Vision Specialists

What does an oculoplastic surgeon do?

Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who specialize in procedures to correct a variety of conditions involving your eyes and the tissue surrounding them, including:

  • Blepharoplasty to correct drooping eyelids
  • Injectables like Botox® or fillers for anti-aging purposes

Oculoplastic surgeons may perform surgical and nonsurgical procedures for cosmetic purposes to help diminish the appearance of crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles. Or, you may need the services of this type of vision specialist to correct a problem with the way your eyelids function. In some cases, a procedure may improve both function and the appearance of facial features around your eyes.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that repairs droopy eyelids for cosmetic reasons, or because your upper or lower lids are impeding your vision. As you get older, your eyelids can sag, and the muscles that support them can begin to weaken. Excess fat may also gather below your eyelids, making you look as if you have puffy eyes or bags under your eyes.

You can get a blepharoplasty on your upper lids, lower lids, or both, depending on your concerns. Your procedure may involve removing fatty deposits that contribute to the puffiness around your eyes, the removal of excess skin, and the smoothing out of fine wrinkles in your upper and lower lids.  

What can I expect with entropion or ectropion procedures?

When your eyelids turn inward — entropion — it can cause irritation and pain each time you blink as your eyelashes and eyelids rub against your eyeball. If your eyelids turn outward — ectropion — you may have excessive dryness or a gritty feeling in your eyes. Ectropion can also cause your tear ducts to have problems draining properly, so you can have excessively watery eyes.

In both situations, your oculoplastic surgeon will perform a procedure to correct your eyelids and reposition them so your eyes can close correctly. Botox may also help to turn an inward facing eyelid outward, with the effects lasting up to six months.

If you have a medical problem or a cosmetic concern with your eyes, the team at Hawaii Vision Specialists can provide highly effective treatments, so you don’t have to travel to get the latest procedures. Call to schedule a consultation today.