The most common eyelid surgeries are the opening of chalazions (meibomian cysts) and hordeola (styes). These are congestions in the sebaceous glands of the eyelids that are usually healed with warm, dry compresses, topical massage, and ointment. However, these remedies are not always sufficient and, from time to time, a local anesthetic operation is required to remove the formation.
Simple surgical interventions, like these, are usually performed by ophthalmologists. Such operations include the removal of papillomas (nipple-like or finger-like fronds), atheromas (congestion of sebaceous glands), and other benign skin formations. Ophthalmic positional pathologies (e.g. entropion) and dermatochalasis surgeries are also performed by specialised ophthalmologists. For example, eye surgeons also perform blepharoplasty – one of the more common so-called cosmetic surgeries. Compared to other specialists, ophthalmic surgeons have focused exclusively on eye surgery. Any surgical intervention requires a primary examination of the patient, and it is extremely important to inform your doctor about co-morbidities, allergies, and to discuss the risks of the surgery before the operation.
The prerequisite for an ideal end result is a trusting cooperation with your doctor.