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Professor S A Sadiq DO, MRCOphth, FRCS, FRCOphth, DM

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, North West UK

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Surgery of the Periorbital and Facial Tissues

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FAQs about Lacrimal Orbital Surgery


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This involves surgery of the Periorbital and Facial tissues (including eyelids and eyebrows, orbit and lacrimal system). Oculoplastic surgeons have completed their general ophthalmic training, followed by further extensive training in this superspeciality.

What type of operations do Oculoplastic surgeons perform ?


  • Correction of ptosis (drooping eyelid)
  • Excision and reconstruction for skin tumours affecting the eyelid skin (eg. basal cell carcinoma)
  • Correction of eyelid malpositions (entropion, ectropion)
  • Management of diverse eyelid lesions (cysts, xanthelasma)
  • Cosmetic surgery of the upper face (blepharoplasty, brow lift)


  • Management of thyroid eye disease
  • Evaluation and management of orbital tumours
  • Surgery for anophthalmia (in co-operation with The department of Ocular Prosthetics)
  • Assessment and repair of orbital fractures


  • Assessment of patients with epiphora (watery eye)
  • Repair of diseases of the nasolacrimal system (externally, endonasally)

General Aging

Changes due to ageing occur in all parts of the body. Those affecting the face are most noticeable. It is often impossible to say when a specific change occurs as we tend not look at ourselves in the mirror every day. However, changes are better appreciated when we look at previous photographs or meet people whom we have not seen for sometime.