Anophthalmia is a condition where an individual does not have an eye. This can be congenital (from birth) or acquired (through trauma, etc). Not only does missing an eye cause daily activities to be more difficult and functional issues, but it also creates a lot of emotional stress due to an "abnormal" appearance.
What is the best anophthalmia treatment?
In the past, surgeons only focused on the functional components of correcting the eyelid and surrounding areas, as well as the ability to wear a prosthetic eye. But, without addressing the aesthetic components of the eyelid and facial appearance, anophthalmia patients were still dissatisfied with the results of the surgery. Realizing this dissatisfaction, Dr. Massry developed an aesthetic approach to anophthalmia surgery to give patients not only functional results but aesthetically pleasing results.
To achieve aesthetic driven results, Dr. Massry combines traditional functional anophthalmia surgery techniques with the same aesthetic principles he applies to his cosmetic eyelid surgery cases. Utilizing this approach provides Dr. Massry's patients with the best results possible.
For patients who lost an eye due to trauma, Dr. Massry’s number one goal is to make the patient look like themselves again. To do this, Dr. Massry will make the side that has lost an eye as symmetrical as possible to the unaffected eye and eyelid. Creating this symmetry takes a very skilled surgeon, as each patient is unique and will require a customized surgery, depending on the reason for the loss of their eye and their desired results. In most cases, to create a symmetrical appearance Dr. Massry will adjust the brow, upper eyelid, and/or lower eyelid positions.
As mentioned above, Dr. Massry performs very customized procedures, so during your anophthalmia surgery consultation with him, he will assess your eyelid and eye socket to determine the best course of treatment is for your particular needs. After his examination, he will discuss the realistic expectations for what can be achieved from surgery so that both he and the patient agree on the expected outcome of the surgery.
Because of this comprehensive and customized approach, Dr. Massry is truly the best anophthalmia and prosthetic eye surgeon.
How To Find The Best Anophthalmia Surgeon
Correcting the eyelid and socket problems associated with anophthalmia is extremely specialized work and requires an experienced specialist (oculoplastic surgeon). Below are more tips on how to find the best anophthalmia surgeon.
- Only have surgery by an oculoplastic surgeon
- Make sure the surgeon is very well educated on anophthalmia and treats patients with this condition regularly
- Make sure the surgeon has skills in this aesthetic approach to anophthalmia surgery
- The surgeon should perform both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery regularly
- Ask the surgeon to show you before and after photos of other patients who had this surgery
- The surgeon should spend adequate time making sure you understand this complicated procedure
Due to his expertise in the condition and novel approach to surgery, Dr. Guy Massry is one of the world's most sought-after aesthetic anophthalmia surgeons. As such, he was featured on the hit show Dr. 90210 to help patients suffering from anophthalmia. You can watch him below!
Giving a Teenage Boy his Eye Back (Part 1)
Giving a Teenage Boy his Eye Back (Part 2)
Before & After Aesthetic Anophthalmia Surgery
Check out Dr. Massry's prosethtic eye before and after gallery.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Massry!
If you or a loved one is suffering from anophthalmia, contact Dr. Massry today - 310.657.4302! His unparalleled experience in the treating the condition will give you or your loved one the best results possible.
Lower eyelid retraction (lower lids pulled down) after blepharoplasty is known to occur in 6-20% of transcutaneous lower blepharoplasty procedures. This does not mean this is a bad surgery, it does mean it is a risky surgery. Lower lid retraction is typically associated with scleral show (white showing between lower lid and colored part of the eye) and canthal rounding (rounded outer corner of eye with loss of almond shape). Dr. Guy Massry of Beverly Hills California is an eyelid surgery specialist (oculoplastic surgeon) with vast experience and expertise in the correction of this problem. He recently published on novel information which shows what patient is at high risk of this problem. Dr. Massry had lectured extensively of various ways to manage lower eyelid retraction depending of physical finding present.
What To Do When You Have Lower Eyelid Retraction After Blepharoplasty
So what should a patient do if this happens to them? Below are the 8 most important things a patient needs to do if they are experiencing lower eyelid retraction as a result of blepharoplasty.
- Only see an eyelid surgical specialist (oculoplastic surgeon).
- Only see an oculoplastic surgeon with a proven record of success with revisional eyelid surgery.
- Check if the surgeon has published on correction of lower eyelid retraction.
- Check if the surgeon has lectured on lower eyelid retraction.
- Talk to patients the surgeon has operated on.
- Get a referral from a trusted doctor who knows about the problem.
- Do not make a decision based on advertising or paid ads.
- Make a sound decision as there a few chances to fix the problem.
Dr. Massry has made the correction of lower lid retraction a major part of his practice for almost 20 years. Below is a typical result of such a correction (Before surgery left – After surgery right). Note improvement in lower eyelid retraction (lid pull down), scleral show (white between lower lid and colored part of the eye.
Contact Dr. Massry Today!
If you have lower eyelid retraction after blepharoplasty, contact Dr. Massry's office today to schedule a consultation. Patients from around the world come to Dr. Massry to correct this problem because he is one of the world's leading experts in the field. Trust your eyes to an expert, and call us today - 310.657.4302!
Read Dr Massry's article entitled Commentary on: Lower Eyelid Retraction Surgery Without Internal Spacer Graft