Oculoplastics – Repair Graves, Tear Duct, Congenital Disorders
Eye disorders can affect your appearance, your vision, and your self-confidence. Dr. Chaudhry takes your eye health seriously. We offer state-of-the-art treatments in a comfortable, relaxing environment, and each member of our staff shares our commitment to excellence. We regularly see and treat a variety of eye disorders and work to help our patients achieve their treatment goals.
An autoimmune disorder, Graves disease causes the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormones. Nearly half of those with Graves disease suffer from an eye disorder that is called Graves Ophthalmopathy. Eyes may bulge out or feel painful. Eyelids can become puffy, and dryness can trigger irritation or excessive tearing. Over time, vision can become compromised, the cornea can develop ulcers, and eye movements can become limited. Seeking prompt treatment can help reduce your risk of deteriorating symptoms. Corticosteroids can reduce swelling, and surgery may be recommended to restore the natural eye position or to help your eyes’ muscles to perform properly.
Tear Duct Disorders
Lacrimal glands that are located beneath the upper eyelids produce tears to keep the eyes comfortably moist while other glands produce oils to prevent the eyes from drying out. Tear duct disorders can lead to the eyes become excessively dry or excessively wet. Both dry eyes and teary eyes can be uncomfortable and can increase the risk of certain types of vision problems. Topical medications, antibiotics to address infections, or surgery may be recommended to restore proper tear production, oil production, and comfort.
Congenital eyelid disorders can include problems with the eyelid itself, the tear drainage system and the eye socket. Tear drainage system problems can increase the risk of irritation and infection and may require topical ointments, antibiotics, or surgery to correct. The eyelid is designed to protect the eye and distribute tears, oils, and fluids evenly across the surface of the eye. When the eyelid drops over the surface of the eye, vision may not develop properly. Abnormal turning of the lid, misdirected eyelashes, growths, or other defects of the eyelid may need to be corrected with surgery to eliminate discomfort and reduce the risks of future eye disorders. Congenital orbital problems, or problems with the eye socket, can include serious infections, hemangiomas and tumors that threaten visual health. While this type of eye disorder is not common, we have the experience to treat congenital orbital problems and restore your appearance.
We take a personalized approach to your Houston oculoplastic surgery and treatment needs and will provide recommendations specific to your eye health needs. We focus not only on function but also form, and we understand the importance of aesthetics. If you are suffering from an eye disorder, we can help. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chaudhry.