Dr Roberto Pinelli and Dr Luigi Lodigiani are specialists in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery, FMH (Federation of Swiss Physicians). In addition to carrying out refractive surgery to redress visual or refractive defects they perform oculoplastic surgery, i.e. plastic surgery of the eyelids and periocular region.

Surgery aimed at restoring the contours of heavy or drooping eyelids (eyelid ptosis) is called blepharoplasty (blepharo in Greek means eyelid).

Eyelid surgery is increasingly requested by patients at the Switzerland Eye Research Institute in Lugano, especially after a bilateral refractive surgery operation to eliminate one or more visual defects, which has turned the clock back 10 years. After getting rid of glasses for distance and near vision, patients feel that they are receiving anti-ageing treatment.

Heavy or drooping eyelids, eye bags and wrinkles around eyes are hard to reconcile with independence from glasses and lenses, vivacious eyes and newly acquired post-operative energy that enable you to throw away your reading glasses as well, thanks to the Pinelli Presby Profile technique, an intraocular operation performed on the cornea. Eyelid remodelling is the solution.

Upper or lower eyelid surgery for the removal of blepharoptosis (drooping eyelid) or to restore or reshape the contour of the eyelid is a safe technique in expert hands, involving a postoperative period of only a few days, after which the patient can go back to his o her everyday life.

Oculoplastic surgery at SERI Lugano also offers minimally invasive, painless techniques for the removal of chalazia, hygromas and benign neoplasms in the ocular region. Operations are fast and performed in an outpatient setting.

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