Eyelid reconstruction may be undertaken in a variety of situations. Defects in the eyelid most commonly occur after trauma or tumor excision. These topics are covered in greater detail in other sections, but a brief overview is warranted here.
Simple superficial defects in the eyelid may occur after minor trauma or removal of small growths. Many of these require nothing more than local wound care and will heal on their own in a week to 10 days. Some simple superficial defects may require a few sutures with the same local wound care.
In some instances, such as after traumatic injuries or removal of larger growths or skin cancers, larger defects may extend through the entire lid. Many of these can be sutured together directly, but many others may require more complex reconstructions. In many of these more complex cases, the surgeon will need to use transfer of adjacent tissues (what we call ”flaps”), or transfer of skin from other parts of the eyelid face or body (what we call “skin grafts”) to complete the reconstruction. Some of these more complex reconstructions may require more than one operation to complete (what we call “staged reconstruction”).
Dr. Shoib Myint is well trained and experienced in lid reconstruction, and is also trained and experienced in the function of the eyelids and eyeball and reestablishing the eyelid to it’s normal state for it’s primary role of protecting the eyeball.
Shoib Allan Myint D.O. FAACS FAOCO
Board Certified Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery of Las Vegas
7955 W. Sahara Ave Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone 702-207-6468 Fax 702-207-4486