Minor eye procedures

Changes that cause inflammation, swelling or other types of eye irritation can occur around the eye.

These changes can successfully be treated with minor clinical (outpatient) surgical procedures.

The process of treating changes around the eyes is very similar in most cases. We first establish a diagnosis during a detailed examination and then surgically remove the changes under local anaesthesia. If you have noticed any change in the area of eyes, you can check to see if you recognize it in the following images.

Entropion

An entropion occurs due to anatomical changes of the skin, where the eyelid turns inward towards the eye. This causes the eyelashes to rub against the front of the eye, which causes irritation, watering and red eye, frequently also incessant inflammation.

Ectropion

When part or all of the lower eyelid turns outwards, away from the eye, and loses contact with the eye, the condition is known as an ectropion. The most common causes of ectropion are cutaneous changes and tissue relaxation that cause irritation, tearing and red eye.

Chalazia

Chalazia is an inflammation of the eyelids that causes swelling, pain and redness of the eyelid.

Pterygium

Pterygium is conjunctival degeneration where the conjunctiva grows over the edge of the cornea and can progress towards its centre. It causes eye redness, irritation, change in dioptre – astigmatism usually increases. If it covers the centre of the cornea, pterygium also reduces visual acuity.

Pinguecula

Pinguecula is a yellowish deposit of fat under the conjunctiva adjacent to the limbus. It causes the feeling of there being a foreign object in the eye, pain and occasional red eye.

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