Children (Drooping eyelids, blocked tear ducts, and other conditions which affect children)
Drooping eyelids in children is also called congenital ptosis (‘p” is silent). Children with ptosis often tilt their head back, lift their eyelid with a finger or raise their eyebrows in order to see. If the eyelid or eyelids block vision before the age of 6, the child can develop amblyopia (lazy eye).
This 7 month old baby was in danger of permanent
loss of vision due to his severe ptosis in both eyes.
After surgery, he was able to have normal visual development.
This 14 year old girl was having trouble in school because
of poor vision and being teased by her classmates about her appearance.
Now, she has no complaints about her vision and dreams of becoming an actress.
Tearing commonly occurs as the result of a blocked tear duct in babies. These blockages usually resolve on their own. If tearing persists beyond 9 months of age, Dr. Prasad will usually perform a tear duct “probing” to allow the tears to drain. This procedure leaves no outside scar and takes minutes to perform.
This three year old girl has excessive tearing in both
eyes. It is important to recognize and treat problems
with tearing early. If too much time elapses, the
corrective procedure becomes more complicated.
This 2 month old baby developed swelling of the tear
sac because the tear duct did not allow proper drainage.
She needed prompt surgical intervention to prevent infection.
Tumors in around the eye are common. Meticulous plastic surgical techniques are used to minimize scars and preserve the health and function of the eye.
This 12 month old girl has a tumor made of blood vessels
called a hemangioma. Prompt treatment is necessary to prevent
amblyopia or loss of vision.
This 4 year old boy has a dermoid cyst next to his left eye.
These need to be removed quickly so that there is no risk of rupture
or inflammation. A proper technique involves an eyelid crease
procedure so that a scar is not obvious.
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