Functional Eyelid Surgery - Vision Improvement Solutions in Savannah, GA
The eye and eyelids are extremely delicate and vulnerable to injury and infection. Sometimes, eye irritations or injuries can lead to chronic problems that may eventually impair your vision. When this happens, there are a range of surgical options to repair the problem and restore normal function and vision. Landa & Landa Eye Care Specialists of Savannah offer elite eye care to solve a wide range of functional eye conditions.
Eyelid Surgery at On-Site Ambulatory Surgery Center
Most of our surgical procedures are typically completed within an hour or two, and are performed on an out-patient basis. Our Savannah eye care office is equipped with an ambulatory surgical center to provide patients with the best in surgical eye care. When your procedure is complete, we provide you with full aftercare instructions to help you stay comfortable during the healing process.
Dr. Michael Landa is an experienced surgeon and treats many functional eye problems, which include:
Excess Skin Around Eyes (dermatochalasis) - Aging can cause the skin around the eye area to sag and, for some people, this can impair vision. Dr. Landa can correct this with a blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure intended to remove excess skin and fat to correct associated visual impairment.
Drooping of Upper Eye Lids (ptosis) - Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid droops and partially covers the pupil due to muscle impairment. This can obscure vision and is corrected with a surgical procedure to tighten the muscle that controls eyelid movement.
Out-Turned Eyelids (ectropion) - Ectropion is an out-turning of the eyelid, caused by aging. This prevents normal draining of tears, and typically leads to irritation and eye dryness. Surgery tightens the problem eyelid and restores normal function of the eyelid and tear duct.
Inward-Turned Eyelids (entropion) - Entropion occurs when the eyelid turns inwards, which can occur due to injury or aging. This causes irritation and pain, and may cause keratitis and other problems. We perform entropion repair to restore the eyelid to its normal position.
Skin Cancer - When skin cancer develops, it's important that lesions be removed as soon as possible after detection, to prevent the cancer from spreading. Most skin cancer excisions can be performed with a local anesthetic, and involve surgical removal of the lesion and a small amount of surrounding skin.
Blocked Eyelid Glands (chalazion and styes) - A chalazion develops when the duct of the oil-producing gland of the upper or lower eyelid becomes blocked. Blocked glands can cause discomfort, pain, and may impair vision. If non-surgical treatments aren't effective, surgery can completely remove a chalazion.
Your Health Insurance may Cover Eyelid Surgery
Functional eyelid surgeries are typically covered under most health insurances. At Landa & Landa Eye Care Specialists, we can help determine whether your surgery is a covered benefit.
Contact Landa & Landa Eye Care Specialists to Learn More
If you're experiencing vision problems or notice any abnormalities of your eyelids, functional eyelid surgery may provide a solution. Contact our Savannah eye care office if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation.