We specialise in all oculoplastic treatments like Blepharoplasty.
Mr Ross discusses cataract surgery

What is Oculoplastics?

Oculoplastic surgery or oculoplastics is an umbrella term for surgical treatments on or around the eye, for medical or cosmetic reasons. It can include interventions for the eyelids, eyebrows, tear ducts, and even parts of the face. It can sometimes be referred to as ophthalmic plastic surgery.


Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is an operation used to reshape the eyelids and treat droopy eyes. In the UK, over 8,000 people undergo the procedure each year. At Vision Scotland, blepharoplasties are always carried out by experienced oculoplastic consultant surgeons.
Mr Sanjay Mantry preparing for cataract surgery in scrubs
Cat, Optometrist at Vision Scotland

What is the cause of droopy eyelids?

Most patients undergoing blepharoplasty do so to reduce the effects of ageing. As we get older, the skin becomes looser and muscles around the eye relax. These muscles play an important role in containing the fat which cushions the eyes, and the accumulated loose skin collects as folds and creases in the upper and lower lids, often referred to as ‘bags’.

Why have Blepharoplasty

This procedure is usually carried out for one of the following reasons:
Vision Scotland Optometrist, John

ICL surgery steps

The surgery itself usually takes around 10 minutes and is pretty painless – although you might experience moments of mild discomfort. Please ensure you don’t eat or drink anything for 2-3 hours before your surgery.

Step 1

We will give you special drops to dilate the pupil of your eye.

Step 2

Further anaesthetic drops will totally numb your eye so you will not feel a thing.

Step 3

After a short time, once we are sure your eye is completely numb, your experienced surgeon will
make a tiny incision on your eye.

Step 5

Your experienced surgeon will then carefully put your new synthetic lens into

Step 6

Now that the surgery is over, we will give you an antibiotic solution to reduce any risk of infection and you will be taken to the recovery suite to relax with refreshments.

Vision Scotland Optometrist, John

Lens type

The most common lens used in this procedure is the Visian ICL, and is implanted behind the pupil. But you may be advised to choose a lens that is implanted in front of the pupil, this is called an Artisan or Verysise lens.

This is a highly effective procedure with a 95% patients satisfaction rate, but can be reversed in the future if needed.

Toric lens implants

If you have astigmatism, a toric lens will help counteract its affects as well as helping with long or short sightedness – and they come in standard or multifocal. Speak to your surgeon about your options.
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Lady talking on phone before cataract conusltation

After the surgery

You should be able to see again straightaway but your vision may be blurry for a day or two – so please don’t drive until you’re confident enough to do so. You definitely shouldn’t drive yourself immediately afterwards, so please ensure you have a lift home.

You’ll leave us with a clear plastic shield over your treated eye, which you can remove the following day, and start using the eye drops provided. Please ensure you use them as directed by your surgeon.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time after your surgery, please get in touch – you’ll be given your surgeon’s direct contact details.

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