Eyelid trauma can occur due to various types of injury. This is due in large part to the sensitivity and fragile nature of the eyelid and the eyeball itself. Sharp or blunt objects cause major harm to the eyelid and eyeball. It is important to contact your eyelid surgeon in Beverly Hills as soon as possible if you have been injured in your eye area and have any of the following symptoms:
- Visible wounds
- Bleeding or redness
- Excessive tears
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
It is important not to dismiss eye injuries or any related symptoms. Addressing the issues is important to ensure proper healing and to reduce the risk of any possible long-term effects.
Common Types of Eyelid Trauma
Perforating Trauma: This refers to an injury in which an object enters the eye and passes all the way through (again, referred to as a perforating injury). For an injury like this, medical attention is necessary immediately and will likely warrant surgery.
Closed Globe Trauma (Non-Perforating Trauma): This refers to an injury where the eyeball is still intact. There may still be injury to the eye even though it remains in the actual eye socket. For injuries such as this, you should still seek medical attention to ensure that there will be no long-term damage to your eye and the surrounding areas.
Penetrating Trauma: An entry wound into the eye disrupts the integrity of the eyeball. If the eyelid and eyeball are both injured, the eyeball injury must be repaired as soon as possible to address any possible long-term vision loss. After the eyeball injury is addressed, any related eyelid injuries can be addressed.
Blowout Fracture of the Orbit: This refers to an injury of the bones around the eye (also referred to as the orbital structure). This is due to increased pressure on the bones or blunt trauma. Depending on the severity of the fracture, it may be necessary to repair the fracture.
Eyelid Trauma Surgery
The eyelid is unique as compared to the rest of the body’s anatomy. This makes the eye challenging to repair which is why an expert eyelid surgeon with a focused plan is necessary for recovery from the specific injury. The particularly difficult aspects of the eye include the fragility of the eyeball itself, the surrounding structures (known and referred to as the orbital bones), and the tear duct system. Vision is vitally important and ensuring that you have the right surgeon to meet your needs for eyelid trauma surgery is important. Having an eyelid surgeon with a focused and detailed plan is vital for your long-term recovery.
Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Christopher Zoumalan
Dr. Zoumalan is a board-certified cosmetic eyelid surgeon who is one of the most trusted medical professionals in Beverly Hills. Dr. Zoumalan has had training in repairing various types of eyelid trauma, from simple to complex. He also performs revisional eyelid surgery in patients who have had prior eyelid trauma. He understands that oftentimes the lid margin (where the two severed ends should meet) doesn’t heal properly and negative symptoms generally accompany this issue. Patients often experience red eyes, irritation, excessive tears, and overall discomfort. Due to Dr. Zoumalan’s extensive experience, he is able to perform the revisional eyelid surgery and help patients get back to normal.
Depending on the particular eyelid trauma a patient has, he may perform treatment in his office or in the emergency room. In addition, depending on the unique needs of the patient, the patient may need an operation under anesthesia. Dr. Zoumalan is focused on providing patients with the best possible care as comfortably as possible.
Dr. Zoumalan, MD FACS
Dr. Zoumalan is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon that exclusively specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery. While Dr. Zoumalan actively participates in his medical practice, he is also active in the medical community. He is an adjunct clinical professor at one of the nation’s top universities, the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. He is also active in the medical research community as he is an active reviewer for several internationally recognized and peer-reviewed medical journals in his area of expertise. Dr. Zoumalan is a trusted surgeon in Beverly Hills with the highest credentials in his field.