Mr Ataullah is the organiser and course director of the Manchester Oculoplastic Dissection Course which attracts attendee surgeons from around the world – click on the link for more information about the course – Dissection Course Blog march 2018.
Patients with a dry eye problem can benefit from the insertion of a punctal plug. This is a tiny silicone plug which is inserted into the punctum, the tiny hole in the inner aspect of the lower eyelid. This takes seconds to do and does not usually require any anesthesia. This is done at the slit lamp, the microscope used by eye doctors and opticians to examine the eye.
The photograph shows a punctal plug in place in a patient whose lower eyelid has been pulled down to demonstrate the plug. The plug is not visible to others. Contact Face & Eye to find out more about punctal plugs.
Mr John Cooper, oculoplastic nurse practitioner, is now offering a service at Face & Eye to manage eyelid lumps, bumps, xanthelasmata, and cysts including chalazia (meibomian cysts). Mr Cooper has been undertaking such treatments independently at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for a number of years and has been an oculoplastic nurse practitioner at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for over a decade. He can offer this service at a very competitive price for self pay patients (http://www.faceandeye.co.uk/prices/- go to Minor Operations by Oculoplastic Nurse Practitioner) who are happy for a nurse to undertake their treatment for minor lesions. If there are any concerns about the nature of a lesion he will defer to the oculoplastic surgeons at the clinic, or he will advise your GP to refer you to a local NHS hospital.
The message that is being communicated this week is that facial palsy may happen in your face but it also causes a lot of damage that cannot be seen. Loss of facial function is not just a cosmetic issue.
After months of preparation our new website is now live. This is mobile friendly and mobile responsive. We hope you like it and find it relatively easy to navigate. We welcome your feedback. Our downloadable patient information brochures are still in preparation and we hope to have these available very soon.
Contact us now to find out how we can help you with your eye, eyelid, facial or skincare needs. You will find our website contains a great deal of helpful information about what we do. We welcome email enquiries.