Oculoplastics is a discipline in Ophthalmology that deals with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in disorders of the Eyelids, Orbit and Lacrimal System.

Our director, Dr Wong Yiing Cheong, credits world-class Oculoplastic surgeons from the Singapore National Eye Centre for his training and expertise in this area of increasing demand.

   
 

Our services include:

Eyelid Surgery - to correct lid disorders such as droopy eyelids (ptosis), abnormal eyelid positioning (eg entropion) and eyelid growths.
Lacrimal Surgery – to deal with disorders involving the lacrimal gland (tear producing gland) and blocked nasolacrimal duct (tearing drainage disorder). Our surgical results for Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with intubation exceeded 90%
Orbital Surgery – to manage tumours of the orbit surgically as well as medical management of orbital inflammatory and vascular diseases.
Orbital Floor fracture repair (using swinging eyelid approach with little resulting cosmetic bleamish) is carried out under general anaesthesia with good success rate.

Evisceration - selected cases of blind, painful eye (eg. endophthalmitis)
Enucleation +/- medpor orbital implant (eg. removal of the whole eyeball in cases of intraocular cancer)
Thyroid Eye Disease – providing complete care involving medical and surgical management
 
     
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Squints

A squint occurs when one eye is straight but the fellow eye is turned either inward or outward. Squints may affect adults or children. They have various consequences, which include cosmetic blemish, development of lazy eye, particularly in children or may be first manifestation of poor vision or intraocular disease.

Therefore they should not be ignored and consultation with an eye specialist is warranted. Treatment of the squint depends on the underlying cause of the squint, and may include:

  1. Observation
  2. Prescription of glasses
  3. Patching (especially if there is lazy eye or amblyopia)
  4. Eye fusion exercises
  5. Surgery

In adults with surgically correctable squints, Dr Wong Yiing Cheong has been trained in the area of adjustable squint surgery under topical anaesthesia, a method mentored by Dr Sonal Farzavandi from Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Sonal is well known for her excellent success rates in achieving straight eyes with one surgery with this method.

              The above ‘before’ and ‘after‘ photographs are taken from real patients treated at WYCEC with kind permission.


 
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