Inland Empire's leading eyelid surgery center
One of the most unforeseen and unfortunate issues that can affect your eye is eyelid trauma. There’s no shortage of events that can hurt your eye. An oculofacial plastic surgeon is the one to talk to if your eyelid has been damaged from eye injury or trauma. In Focus we know what it takes to give you your old look back and repair any injuries.
Don’t hesitate–eye injuries can cause vision loss and other complications. if not treated. Even if the eye itself is fine, examining the status of the surrounding tissue is essential.
How Do I Know I Need Surgery?
Eye trauma often correlates with damage to one’s eyelids and surrounding tissue. This is not something that can be overlooked for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Damaged eyelids can:
- Affect your appearance
- Make it difficult to see straight
- Lead to future problems
Deep lacerations to the eyelid, in particular, will require surgery to ensure your eyelid continues to function. If you believe your eyelids may have suffered extreme damage from an injury, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation.
Eyelid Trauma Treatment
Each case is unique, but you can rest assured that we will have you looking and seeing your best. Aside from emergencies, we also counter the long-term effects of traumatic injury. Some residual effects we treat include:
- Excess tearing
- Any other eyelid condition
If you suffer from any of these caused by a traumatic experience earlier in your life, we can see to it that your eye gets the restoration it needs. Whether your interests are for repair or appearance, we are the ones to talk to. Our goal is to return your face and eyes to their original appearance and function, restoring sight and self-confidence.
Simple, superficial injuries in which less than 25% of the lid is damaged can be managed nonsurgically, all that is needed is some antibiotic ointment. For more significant, more complicated lacerations, surgery may be required.
Treatment Recovery and Downtime
While it depends on the specific treatment, most forms of eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty take a week or two to recover from. During this time, we recommend you avoid activity that is needlessly taxing on your eyes or body. Careful application of an ice compress and some over-the-counter medications to fight pain and infection are all you will need in the meantime.
To keep your recovery moving smoothly, be sure to:
- Give yourself plenty of rest
- Avoid swimming
- Avoid activities that strain your eyes
- Put a pause on smoking
In some cases, your trauma may result in an eyelid that has been turned inward or outward, in what is known as ectropion or entropion. If this is the case, we will provide you with a restorative surgery to fix the issue, as these conditions, if left unresolved, can cause further damage to your eye.
Why Is In Focus the Right Choice?
While many medical professionals can aid in the healing of your eye following an injury, you will need a qualified oculofacial plastic surgeon to assess the damage to the area around your eye, and nobody in the Temecula area can help you with this endeavor like In Focus can.
The area including and surrounding your eyelids is our specialty, which is why we are uniquely qualified to give you the help you’re looking for. Don’t settle for just any plastic surgeon, go with trained ophthalmologists and microsurgeons for addressing your eyelid trauma. We will restore your eyelid’s structure and function, protect your vision, and make sure you are more than impressed with your cosmetic results.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a consultation with In Focus, and we will evaluate your specific circumstances before coming up with the best plan to address your medical and aesthetic needs. If we decide you need treatment, we will go over every part of the process with you, so you can rest assured that you are getting the results you need. It’s our job to keep you informed as to every part of the process, before giving you a comprehensive estimate.
If you have suffered an injury that has damaged your eyelid or the surrounding area, give us a call. We will make time for you to develop a treatment plan for your eyelid trauma. We can help if you need help with a recent injury or a restorative procedure for leftover scarring from an older wound. Your eyes are our focus here at In Focus.