There are several people who want to improve aesthetic of their eyes or face through cosmetic surgery, said a specialist at the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association’s Focus 2017 conference which discussed about new technologies and rare cases in a special branch of ophthalmology called oculoplasty.
A special session on oculoplasty is a branch in ophthalmology which deals with plastic surgery and reconstruction of eyes and related parts of the eye along with the face in cases where the problem is by birth or acquired.
Dr A K Grover, Padma Shri Awardee and a Delhi based ophthalmologist and the chairman for this session, said, “More and more people are now coming for aesthetic surgeries. Due to advancing age tissue around the eye develops laxity. In our field, recently it has been observed that older people are coming in to get their tissue filled and get more volume around the eyes.”
Oculoplasty deals with cases like overhanging skin around the eye, tumours, dark circles around eyes, acquired swelling of the eyes, congenital defects in the eye like part of the eye which is turned inside, abnormal eyelid, tear drainage etc.
Experts attending the session said that these types of conferences help them in understanding newer techniques, complicated cases and international trends. They also mentioned that tumours and trauma cases are complex cases which are covered under the branch of oculoplasty.
Dr Grover said, “People should understand that each and every part of the eye is vital for functioning. People should know that deformities in the eye can be treated and there are special doctors who deal with such cases. Beautiful eyes give you a strong personality and we doctors give you the confidence by making your eyes free from any deformity.”