Lacerations are one of the most common eyelid injuries. When the injury affects the structures of the tear duct drainage system located in the eyelid itself, the damage must be repaired right away in order to avoid permanent damage and preserve the tear duct system.
Knowledge and mastery of the eyelid anatomy is critical in eyelid laceration repair surgery by any plastic surgeon who performs such a surgery. It is best to go to an oculoplastic surgeon who routinely performs various types of eye surgeries and has the requisite skill necessary to correct and repair both cosmetic and functional aspects of the eyes.
Treat with New York oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwarcz who has extensive training, experience and education involving eye surgeries such as eyelid laceration repair, socket repair, eyelid blepharoplasty and more.
In most cases, eyelid lacerations can be repaired in the doctor's office using a local anesthetic. If the repair is particularly complex or involves a child, the procedure may be performed in an outpatient surgery center using sedation.