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You are a double-trained expert in maxillofacial surgery and ophthalmology, eye diseases diagnosis, and treatment. Where does maxillofacial surgery overlap with ophthalmology?
What eye diseases require a double combination of maxillofacial surgery and ophthalmology? It could be difficult to understand why maxillofacial surgery and eye surgery could be used together. Of course, in ophthalmology, there is the eye. But there is not only the eye, because there is the orbit, but also eyelids. And so we need to cure problems in orbit and eyelids also. And when you get to maxillofacial surgery, you can combine this expertise, for instance, in orbital tumors, orbital dislocation, orbital malformation. That’s why this double training is useful for the ophthalmologist who is also an ocular plastic surgeon. And so sometimes also we perform surgery with the neurosurgeons. We do surgery for orbital tumors. But sometimes, the orbital tumor is not accessible to the ophthalmologist, and the tumor is not accessible enough also for the neurosurgeon. So we can combine indirectly surgical methods with double surgical teams. And for instance, we have some intraocular tumors. So I can go by just opening the surgical area, by taking off the muscles, and I can debulk the tumor. And the neurosurgeon can make a bicoronal incision. And so surgeons can go into this opening. And so we can access the tumor from two sides. And when we go into the tumor from two sides, we can resect the tumors much more easily because the tumor is just relaxed everywhere. So that’s why it’s interesting to have this surgical approach by two specialties that can be combined. Well, it speaks to the complexity of the anatomical area around the eye. It also tells how subtle and how delicate that ocular area is. It requires a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of complicated eye diseases, including orbital tumors.