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The following eye problems can be treated at Medicover Hospital as an outpatient surgery. This means you don’t have to stay in the hospital for even a day and you can recover really quickly.
If your eyes are causing you problems we suggest you to consult with an ophthalmologist as soon as possible because eyesight is precious for all of us.
At the doctor’s visit you might find relief from eye drops or creams and you don’t need any surgical intervention. However delaying the seeking of treatment could lead to irreversible damage in your vision.
Atheroma or fatty tissue is – as the name suggest – a dermal cyst which forms from fat. This is usually a yellowish, cosmetic issue. It’s always benign. The removal of an atheroma is always done with surgery. During surgery the doctor cuts a small incision on your skin and through that he removes the problematic tissue. He will use stiches to close the incision and completes the surgery with putting a (pressure) bandage on the area.
Pterygium is a condition where the conjunctiva grows on the cornea of the eye. It usually affects both eyes at the same time and it’s more common on the side closer to your nose. In some cases the pterygium itself and the nearby skin too becomes red, which of course is only a cosmetic problem. When this growth reaches the center of the cornea, it can lead to vision loss. In these cases surgery is the only way to get rid of the problem, where the surgeon removes this overgrowth of conjunctiva from the cornea.
Fibromas are always benign changes. This tissue growth develops from your eyelids and causes only minor, cosmetic problems. Their removal is done via surgery where the doctor directly removes it.
Cysts are water-filled closed sacs which can be found under the eyelid’s skin or under the conjunctiva. They are benign, only when they cause problem should they be removed.
Stye is a common complaint. It’s either a painless or painful (especially if it’s inflamed) lump on the sides of your eyelids. Not uncommon to have more than one at the same time. It happens when the sebaceous glands of the eyelid get blocked and later, inflamed. If it doesn’t heal by using medications it needs to be cut open with surgery.
During the surgery the doctor approaches the stye from the inner side of your eyelid, from your conjunctiva. The surgeon removes the pus and tallow, and in some cases he cuts out the inflamed tissue as well. There’s no need for stiches after surgery. The doctor places a pressure bandage on the eye which needs to stay there as long as the doctor instructs.
This syndrome affects the upper eyelids, when you have it the eyelids became edematous, inflamed. It usually happens symmetrically, meaning probably both of your eyelids are affected. This condition however doesn’t interfere with vision or the opening of the eye. It causes cosmetic problems, we usually recommend surgery, when the skin of the eyelids rely on the eyelashes.
In this condition your lower eyelids fold inward, which is usually very uncomfortable even painful. We consider entropion as a serious issue as it continuously irritates the cornea and could lead to further problems. Both eyes can be affected at once. The treatment for this condition is always surgical, which serves cosmetic goals but tries to prevent any vision loss and preserve the eyeball.
The cause is often the overgrowth and overactivity of the muscles in the eyelid. During surgery the doctor removes this excess, unnecessary tissue which solves the symptoms you experienced before.
Unlike entropion, in case of ectropion the lower eyelid turns outward. It mostly happens due to aging because the connective tissues become weaker, so do the tendons in the eyelid. When ectropion occurs the conjunctiva is being constantly irritated by the outside environment. You can catch infections easier and your eyes cold become inflamed. Surgery is done to treat ectropion for both cosmetic and medical reasons.
This name might sound foreign, however the condition itself would ring a few bells, as it’s quite common especially among high-cholesterol sufferers. It’s a yellowish discoloration under the skin of the eyelid. You can have it on both eyes at the same time. It’s always benign, causing cosmetic problems.