Surgery to correct malfunctioning eyelids that turn out or in
When a lower eyelid malfunctions by turning out, the eyelid no longer touches the eye (ectropion), which is necessary to spread tear film across the eye. As a result, the exposed inner lining of the eyelid becomes dry and inflamed – one of the most common eyelid conditions as we age. Tearing often occurs and the eye may become damaged. Surgery is usually indicated to prevent the eylid from turning out and retun it to a normal position.
An eyelid can also turn inward (entropion) so that the skin of the eyelid and its lashes constantly rub against the eye. Constant eye irritation and discomfort usually result. This, in turn, can lead to the development of severe infections and scarring that may result in permanent visual loss. Surgical correction of an entropion, performed by Dr. Oestreicher, is strongly recommended.
"Lived up to my highest expectations"
I needed blepharoplasty surgery, opting for using the CO2 laser so I set about to find the right surgeon. Dr. Oestreicher was a true find especially since he's the one who pioneered transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty in Canada, along with the CO2 laser. I went with my gut instinct and was right If you're looking for a REAL oculoplastic surgeon, then this is the man to call. Just sit down with him and you'll immediately understand what I am talking about.