THYROID EYE DISEASE
Our practice treats a significant number of patients with thyroid related eye disease. Our expertise in caring for patients with this multifaceted, difficult disease is well recognized. At times, medical treatment it utilized. Eyelid surgery may be necessary to treat eye exposure and, at times, for cosmetic reasons.
Eyelid Surgery May Be Necessary
Eyelid surgery may be necessary to treat eye exposure and, at times, for cosmetic reasons. Orbital decompression may be required in instances when the optic nerve is compressed or severe bulging of the eyes exist. To accomplish this, in many cases, orbital bone expansion is necessary for decompression. In addition, orbital fat removal around and behind the eye may be required.
TEAR DUCT PROBLEMS
Blockage of the tear ducts may occur at birth, or as a result of injury or disease. The symptoms include chronic tearing, crusting and discharge. Probing alone of the tear duct in children is quite successful. The tear sac may become acutely infected due to blockage of the tear duct system.
The method of surgical repair depends upon the age of the patient and the location of the obstruction. In the adult, reconstruction of a new bypass route connecting the upper tear ducts and the nose for the drainage of tears is required in the majority of cases.
Just a simple phone call to (212) 979-4575, option #2 or (914) 934-5280, option #2. We will arrange a personal consultation for you with either Dr. David Della Rocca or Dr. Robert Della Rocca.