While many conditions of the eye may be treated nonsurgically, often surgical procedures are necessary to effectively and safely fix the problem. Oculoplastic surgery is a field of medicine that specializes in any medical/surgical care related to the eyelids, tear ducts, orbit (eye socket), and/or face.
Our surgeons at Conestoga Eye are trained and experienced in performing these delicate surgeries for both adults and children. Our team is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced techniques in oculoplastic surgery while also considering comfort, practicality, and safety as top priorities.
Conestoga Eye offers oculoplastic surgeries to both adults and children. Our surgeons are experienced in treating complex conditions with the utmost care, precision, and expertise.
The main advantage of Endoscopic DCR over Conventional DCR is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require an external incision. Instead, it uses a small endoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at the end) to access the blocked tear duct through the nose.
This results in less pain, less scarring, and a faster recovery time for the patient. In addition, the endoscopic approach allows for a better visualization of the nasal cavity and surrounding structures, which can result in better precision during surgery and lower risk of damage to nearby tissues.
Another disadvantage of Conventional DCR is that the skin incision may interfere with the placement of eyeglasses, making it difficult for the patient to wear glasses comfortably during the post-operative period. This is especially relevant for patients who rely on glasses for vision correction. In contrast, Endoscopic DCR does not involve any skin incisions and typically does not interfere with glasses placement.
Ptosis repair surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure used to correct drooping of the upper eyelids or eyebrows that interfere with vision. It involves removing excess skin and tissue and strengthening muscles around the eyelid area. This procedure can help to reduce fatigue, improve vision, and restore a more natural-looking awake appearance to the eye area.
At Conestoga Eye, we use scarless Endo DCR (extended endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy) to treat blocked tear ducts. During this procedure, a small incision is made inside the nostril and the bone and tissue between the nose and the tear sac are removed. This allows for drainage from the tear sac to flow freely into the nose and eliminates blockage. The procedure can often be completed in less than an hour with minimal scarring or discomfort. This procedure is often complemented with the placement of tear ducts stents.
Mohs removal is a specific way to remove skin cancer, allowing for the least amount of good tissue to be removed while fully excising the cancerous area. Dr. Silbert and his team specialize in the reconstruction of these Mohs removal areas.
Dr. Silbert has completed hundreds of Mohs reconstructions over the years - rebuilding not only eyelids, but tears ducts as a result.
Diagnosing skin cancer around the eyelids starts with scheduling an appointment for a lesion you or your doctor think looks suspicious. Dr. Silbert is able to biopsy the area and our office can coordinate your removal and reconstructive surgery with partnered dermatologists in the area.
Ready to get started with our oculoplastic ophthalmologist in Hershey, PA or Lancaster, PA? Our team is ready to schedule you for your appointment today. Just give us a call at 717-541-9700.