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Orbit and Oculoplasty sub-specialty is one of the challenging areas in eye care services. Orbit and Oculoplasty sub-specialty deals with diseases of lacrimal system, lids, and orbit disorders, tumors in and around the eye.


    Facilities:

    Arasan Eye Hospital Orbit & Oculoplasty Clinic provides diagnostic and management services to patients with problems of eye lids, lacrimal system and orbit.

    In Orbit & Oculoplasty clinic surgeries such as correction of ptosis, entropion, ectropion, dacryocystorhinostomy are routinely performed. Cosmetic lid surgeries as well as surgeries to battle with benign and malignant tumors are done by our an experienced consultant.


    Additional Specialities:

  • A distinct subspecialty handles anomalies of lids, lacrimal system, extra ocular structures, bony orbit, and other ocular adnexa. The orbit clinic receives a number of referrals of cases of common and uncommon orbital tumors, orbital inflammations and infections which are managed both conservatively with medical management, chemotherapy, and surgically with the removal of the tumor via orbitotomy.
  • A large number of patients with thyroid-related orbitopathy are treated (in collaboration with the general physician) on a daily basis.
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstructions, both congenital and acquired, are routinely treated by us with probing, external/ endonasal dacryocysto rhinostomy. A number of patients are seen in the Oculoplasty clinic daily with a variety of eyelid disorders including malpositions (Ptosis, entropion, ectropion), benign and malignant eyelid tumors, facial dystonias etc.
  • Surgical corrections for ptosis, entropion, ectropion, eyelid reconstructions, post tumor removal, as well as number of cosmetic eyelid surgeries (e.g. Blepharoplasty) and injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) for facial dystonias and cosmetic indications are performed.
  • The ocular oncology unit, now a referral centre, administers chemotherapy for the relatively common retinoblastoma and other rarer ocular cancers. Chemotherapy sessions are administered at Aravind, in consultation with a local oncologist. A trained nurse attends to their needs while an experienced medical officer stops by for regular check-ups.