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Eyelid/Eye Orbit Disorders

What is eyelid eye orbit disorder? 

The orbit of the eye or the eye socket is the bony hollow structure which houses the eye as well as the associated anatomical structures. It can be affected by a number of disorders including infections, inflammation, fractures, tumours, and Grave’s disease. 

At Mater Private Network, we offer a comprehensive service for patients with ocular adnexal diseases. We have a number of surgeons highly trained in all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disease. 


How are eyelid / eye orbit disorders treated? 

The management of eyelid disorders includes: 

  • Removal of benign eyelid lesions
  • Removal of peri-ocular skin cancers (with intra-operative frozen section margin control, and complex eyelid reconstructive procedures)
  • Surgical correction for eyelid malpositions (including ectropion, entropion and ptosis) 

The management of lacrimal disorders includes: 

  • Comprehensively assessing the lacrimal outflow passages 
  • A range of surgical options for patients who are symptomatic with watering eyes

The management of orbital disorders includes investigation and treatment of patients with: 

  • Orbital tumours 
  • Orbital infection 
  • Thyroid eye disease 
  • Trauma artificial eyes

The management of these conditions often requires a multidisciplinary approach. This can be achieved by our close links with other allied services within Mater Private, including radiology, histopathology, microbiology, endocrinology, oncology and radiation oncology.