Surgery is sometimes needed to correct a variety of problems associated with the eyelids. The most frequent causes of eyelid abnormalities requiring surgery include: entropion, ectropion, distichiasis, ectopic cilia, trichiasis, eyelid masses, lacerations, and prolapsed glands of the third eyelid. Many of these conditions, if left untreated, can cause chronic blindness. Dr. Budelsky will most certainly explain the problem we well as the procedures used to correct it.
The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye that allows light to enter. It is essential to maintain this structure for good vision. Because the cornea is less than 1 mm in thickness, it is very delicate and susceptible to damage. Occasionally surgery is necessary to repair the cornea. Some of the more common problems treated surgically are deep corneal ulcerations, corneal perforations, lacerations, corneal sequestrum, corneal/limbal tumors, and dermoids. These surgeries require equipment only used by an ophthalmologist. These include an operating microscope as well as specialized suture material and instruments.