All You Need To Know About Blepharophimosis Surgery

Posted by Oculoplastic Eyelid Orbit Surgery on March 2nd, 2016

Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicarnthus inversus syndrome (or BPES for short) is a condition wherein the eyelids are reduced in terms of size, either horizontally or vertically. This genetic disorder can cause serious problems such as a lazy eye or squint. Due to the eyelids not being able to open fully, patients with this condition may also experience limited vision.

The prevalence of Blepharophimosis is unknown, and this condition is usually caused by the mutation of a gene. Most parents have their children undergo BPES surgery in their first few years. Depending on the case of a patient, BPES can be corrected with a single surgical procedure. For those who have a more serious case of BPES, multiple surgical procedures might be needed. You will need to visit an oculoplastic surgeon so he or she can assess your case. If you are a candidate for surgery, you need to prepare for the procedure.

One of the most important things to do is to find someone who will assist you for the first couple of days after the surgery. Eye surgery requires patients to keep their bandaged or closed during the healing process. The surgical procedure for BPES is quite quick, taking only 40 minutes to an hour. You will most likely be required to stay the night at a hospital.

Post surgery, it is important that you communicate with your surgeon regularly; follow-ups should be made after a week. Complications include bleeding, infections, dry eyes, or abnormal coloring of the eyelids. If any of these occur, contact your surgeon immediately.

To reduce the chances of unwanted results, find a good surgeon. Don’t just go to any surgeon—you want someone who specializes in ophthalmology. You should follow all of the surgeon’s orders when it comes to post-care for your eyes. Aside from checking the background of the surgeon and coming in for a consultation, you should also inquire about the clinic, hospital, or center where the surgery will take place. Check if they use modern equipment and if the room you will stay in will be comfortable and equipped with everything you might need as you won’t be able to see after your surgery. It is also a god idea to check on the oculoplastic surgeon’s previous patients. Request for ‘before and after photos’ to see the results for yourself

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