Ophthalmic Plastic or Oculoplastic Surgery is plastic and reconstructive surgery of the periocular area, which includes the eyelids, eyebrows, eye socket/Orbit and tear ducts/lacrimal system.
Oculoplastic surgeons are uniquely qualified and train extensively in both ophthalmic surgery and plastic surgery exclusive to the eyelid area. An Oculoplastic surgeon will improve and treat conditions of the periocular area, while always considering the health of the eyes.
Our team specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, orbit and tear system. Drooping lids (esp. in kids), lid swellings, constant watering of the eyes with discharge and protruding eye balls (proptosis) are some of the common conditions we deal with.
Common Ophthalmic Plastic Procedures
- Eyelid Reconstruction — Repair of droopy upper lids (Ptosis), in-turning or out-turning eyelids (Entropion/Ectropion), improving eyelid closure, reconstruction after skin cancer removal or trauma.
- Dacryocystorhinostomy — Surgically forming a tear sac-nasal conduit to relieve a Nasolacrimal/tear duct obstruction.
- Orbital Surgery — Surgical biopsy and management of tumors of the eye socket, repair of socket trauma.
- Upper Blepharoplasty — Removal of excess skin in the upper eyelids. Excess skin can sometimes interfere with peripheral vision.
- Lower Blepharoplasty — Removal of excess fat or “bags” in the lower lids. This does not interfere with vision and is considered a cosmetic procedure.