Eyelids and Face

Eyelids serve to support and protect the eyes. Excellent static & dynamic function is required for comfortable, well-lubricated eyes which helps with ensuring good vision.

The eyes and eyelids are the central focus of the face. When treating conditions that affect the eye and eyelids, all surrounding structures need to be considered. The brow and upper face above the eyes, the midface and cheeks below, as well as the deeper orbital soft tissues and facial skeleton

The aesthetic and cosmetic aspects of eyelid changes are very apparent and most important to the individual. They may feel self-conscious, embarrassed or stigmatised, which in turn can affect both their personal and professional lives. This needs to be addressed with an understanding of the visual aspects, the delicate and complex inter-connected anatomy of the eyelids, face and orbit. Mr Uddin is passionate about providing the best treatment so his patients can have an improved quality of life and feel better about themselves as well as optimising eye and lid function.

Why to choose an oculoplastic surgeon for eyelid conditions?

Oculoplastic surgeons are best placed to assess, diagnose and plan for the needs of eyelid and periocular conditions, placing emphasis with the eye function, as well as the aesthetics. Oculoplastic surgeons undergo training as general ophthalmologists (care of the eye) and further training in eyelid, facial and orbital aspects of eyelid problems and ageing. Oculoplastic surgeons are highly specialised and so understand the special periocular anatomical and functional factors affecting this area.

Why choose Mr Uddin?

Mr Uddin has been an ophthalmologist for 30 years with 20 years of very specialised experience as a consultant and leading specialist oculoplastic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St George’s Hospital medical school. He is the most senior, longest-serving oculoplastic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and has considerable experience treating complex and unusual conditions affecting the eyelids and face. He receives national and international referrals. He has a large oculoplastic paediatric practice and continues to train consultants-to-be in all aspects of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal surgery. He undertook specialist training in eyelids and facial surgery under a number of internationally renowned professors in both London and Holland but continues to develop and learn from his clinical practice, patients and colleagues.

He is a great believer of collaborating and multidisciplinary care when required, and this is especially important when managing patients who require facial reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, treatment of tumours and trauma. He gains a huge amount of professional satisfaction from ensuring the very best all-round care for his patients.

He offers a wide variety of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. He is renowned for his excellent outcomes in restoring the aesthetics of a person’s face, as well as the form and function of the eyelids.

Due to his extensive experience, he is able to assess and arrange appropriate investigations to come to a timely diagnosis and offer effective treatment.

Mr Uddin has published and lectured widely on conditions affecting the eyelids and face, as well as teaching on the cadaveric course. He continues to actively participate in national and international oculoplastic societies including BOPSS, ESOPRS and ASOPRS, keeping abreast of the research in oculoplastic surgery. He is therefore able to offer his patients the latest and most effective treatments.

Eyelid lumps & bumps

There are many conditions that cause cysts, lumps and bumps on the eyelids. In most cases these are benign such as styes, chalazia and cysts. Occasionally they can be a sign of something more serious such as a tumour.
Over the last 25 years Mr Uddin has provided excellent care for many patients with eyelid swelling, lumps, bumps and lesions. He will rapidly reach an accurate diagnosis in order to offer an effective treatment plan

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Blepharitis/Meibomian gland disease (MGD)/Styes/Chalazion

Blepharitis is chronic inflammation and infection of the eyelids, centred around the meibomian glands at the base of the eyelashes. It predisposes to the development of styes and chalazia.

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Eyelid tumours (cancer)

There are many types of eyelid tumours which can be mistaken for benign causes. A careful history and investigations are necessary, sometimes with a tissue biopsy to come to the correct diagnosis, including:

• Basal cell carcinoma
• Squamous cell carcinoma
• Melanoma
• Sebaceous cell carcinoma
• Merkel cell carcinoma and other rare lid tumours

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Facial Palsy
  • Brow lift & Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid loading with gold/platinum weights
  • Eyelid loading with injectables
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Midface surgery

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Eyelid Malpositions (Ptosis, entropion, ectropion and retraction)
  • Ptosis
  • Revision ptosis repair
  • Eyelid retraction & lagophthalmos
  • Ectropion - eyelid droops down away from the eye, turning outwards
  • Entropion- eyelid turns inward causing the eyelashes and skin to rub against the eye
  • Epiblepharon

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Eyelid swellings
  • Floppy Eyelid Syndrome- eyelid becomes loose, rubbery and thin
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Roscea/Blepharitis/MGD

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Blepharospasm and eyelid twitching

Abnormal involuntary eyelid closure and facial movements can often be debilitating. It occurs without the person control, with little warning. It can affect a person’s ability to see and have a considerable effect on their self- confidence, self-esteem and ability to socialise.


“Involuntary eyelid and facial movements can be a sign of blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, myokymia and synkinesis, as well as side-effects of certain drugs. It’s important to accurately identify the condition and the underlying cause. There are many effective treatment options available to improve the symptoms”.

  • Blepharospasm
  • hemifacial spasm
  • apraxia of the eyelids
  • Facial synkinesis
  • myokymia
  • Meige syndrome
  • Botox treatment
  • Surgical treatments for blepharospa

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Cosmetic procedures offered for eyelids and face:
  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Midface lift
  • Eyebrow and forehead lifts
  • Facelift
  • Fat transfer
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
  • injectable “fillers”

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Eyelid & Facial reconstruction
  • Associated with trauma
  • Associate with benign and malignant tumours
  • Associated with congenital or acquired “deformity”/conditions

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Orbital reconstruction
  • Associated with trauma
  • Associate with benign and malignant tumours
  • Associated with congenital or acquired “deformity”/conditions

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Other
  • Reconstructive eyelid/brow/midface
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Involuntary eyelid closure
  • weakness of the facial muscles

Contact us

Moorfields Private Outpatient Centre

9-11 Bath St EC1V 9LF
London (Central London)

Moorfields Private Practice

8 Upper Wimpole St W1G 6LH
London (Central London)

Parkside Hospital

53 Parkside SW19 5NX
London (Wimbledon)

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