Eyelid Trauma Surgery
While eyelid injuries are not terribly common, even minor damage can leave to lasting effects. So even smaller injuries can count as eyelid trauma, requiring a specialist’s help in order to restore your eyelid’s health and function. In many cases, eyelid injuries can lead to functional problems, making even blinking or closing your eyes difficult or painful. But trauma can also affect the appearance of your eyes. If you have experienced eye or eyelid injuries, contact us today to learn more about our options for eyelid trauma surgery in Columbus.
At Columbus Eyelid, we focus on providing a range of eyelid procedures that give every patient an opportunity to achieve their best. With a focus on preserving function and improving aesthetics, our results speak for themselves. Call us today to get started on giving your eyelids the restoration they need.
What Is Eyelid Trauma?
Eyelid trauma can refer to any type of injury affecting your eyelids. In some cases, the injury can affect the entire eye area, resulting in multiple types of damage. In these situations, you want an experienced surgeon on your side who can help you get your life back on track. While certain activities are more likely to lead to injuries, there is no ruling out the chance of accidents. Even a careful person can experience a significant injury in a moment of poor luck.
Common Types & Causes of Eyelid Injuries
Eyelid lacerations tend to occur following blunt or penetrating injuries. Some examples of these include:
- Animal bites
- Motor vehicle or bike accidents
- Sports related injuries
The eyelid’s anatomy is intricate and complex, and proper repair of its structures is vital to appropriate healing and function. If the eyelid structures are not repaired appropriately, this could lead to unwanted effects. Examples include:
- Unsightly scarring
- Difficulty closing the eyelids (causing additional risk to the eye’s health)
- Constant tearing of the eye
- And more
The tear drainage system is located within the medial aspect of the eyelids and therefore damage to this system may occur with medial eyelid lacerations. Canalicular repair requires specialized reconstructive techniques. Lacerations of the eyebrow, cheek, and other areas of the face may also be injured and require repair following trauma.
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Eyelid Surgery Options
We provide surgical options for injuries involving the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. We carefully build your procedure plan based on your unique eyelid structure and the manner of your injury. No two incidents of eyelid trauma are identical, so we always adapt each factor of your procedure to improve your outcomes. For minor cases, non-surgical techniques may be enough to help reduce minor scarring or skin concerns. But other trauma may require surgical reconstruction or adjustments.
Other Eye Trauma & Reconstruction
Columbus Eyelid also offers procedures for addressing other reconstructive needs for patients. From orbital damage to eyelid skin cancer treatments, we aim to be there when patients need us the most. Our surgeons have spent years helping patients improve the aesthetics of their eyelid areas. And every moment of that experience comes into play when helping out patients overcome facial trauma and help them take back control over their lives after injury.
Recovery & Results
Recovering from eyelid trauma surgery can vary significantly. The recovery and your final results can depend on a range of factors, including the extent of the injury. While we can repair even significant damage, there will sometimes be limitations. During your consultation, we can fully discuss your plan and expectations. We always inform our patients with complete transparency about the results they can expect from their procedure.
A patient’s results will also depend on their recovery period and following their post-procedure instructions. By carefully following these instructions, you can not only minimize the period of swelling and pain, but can see better results. While the changes from your procedure are immediate and long-lasting, it can take several weeks to several months to see your final results. It depends on how long it takes for the swelling to fully go down and reveal your complete results. We are always here for you along your recovery path, ready to answer any questions or provide any additional tips or info as needed. Just give us a call and we will do our part!
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have experienced an injury in the eyelid area, then the sooner you receive treatment, the better your outcomes can be. By addressing injuries before they can worsen, you can improve your results. If you have experienced any kind of eyelid trauma in Columbus, contact Columbus Eyelid today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your procedure options and build a personalized plan to get your injuries taken care of. Contact us today to learn more about eyelid trauma surgery and get started on your plan.