Tearing is most commonly due to a blockage or narrowing of the tear duct due to age (nasolacrimal) which can be treated with surgery. If you are unsure about the cause, speak with your doctor who will be able to recommend the best specialist to diagnose and treat your disorder.
Below you will find a cross section of commonly asked questions. For more specific information please speak with Dr Vu during consultation.
Mohs surgery (named for its originator) is a highly specialised treatment whereby a dermatologist and ophthalmic surgeon work together to remove and reconstruct an area affected by skin cancer. A microscope is used to map the extent of the cancer to minimise the amount of tissue removed.
It is generally recommended to cease certain medications prior to general anaesthesia. Dr Vu will be able to guide you as to what is required depending on your scheduled procedure.
Used to treat drooping of the eye whereby precise incisions are made in the skin of the eyelid crease to allow excess skin and fat to be removed. If you elect to have this or any surgery, Dr Vu will provide pre and post operative information for your procedure.
This is of course dependent on the type of procedure you are undergoing and will be discussed with you along with things you’ll need to know about caring for your eye(s) post-surgery. Any surgical procedure performed under general anaesthesia should only require a week or two away from your normal routine.
Surgery of any kind carries a degree of risk, the decision to proceed is usually based on the advantages of the outcome versus not having the surgery and Dr Vu will advise you on your options. The eye area is obviously very delicate and is linked to one of our most important senses – sight. Any procedure performed under general anaesthetic also carries risks associated with this form of sedation. Dr Vu will discuss and outline the risks specific to each procedure independently with all patients.
Most fillers last between 6-24 months, depending on the filler used and the area injected. The fillers Dr Vu uses have been used successfully and safely for many years however any medical treatment carries a risk of adverse reactions.
Dermal fillers are not recommended for those who have an allergy to hyaluronic acid, who have inflammation or infection in the area to be treated, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an autoimmune disease, uncontrolled diabetes, tendency to keloid scarring, or have permanent filler already in place in the area to be treated.