Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Oculoplastic surgeons are experts in eyelid, orbit and lacrimal surgery. An oculoplastic surgeon is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed further fellowship training in plastic surgery. This field of medicine is devoted to treating problems of the eyelids, eye socket, and lacrimal system.
As ophthalmologists, we understand that the eyelids are an integral part of vision. A drooping or heavy upper eyelid can block vision. When the eyelid is affecting vision, an oculoplastic surgeon can help by correcting the anatomic deformity. Blepharoplasty and ptosis repair are two of the most common procedures that are performed. Tear duct surgeries, removal of eyelid cancers, and orbital surgery is also very commonly performed by an oculoplastic surgeon.
Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and eyebrows is a large part of oculoplastic surgery. Nobody understands the eyelids like an oculoplastic surgeon. When considering cosmetic surgery, it is always important to remember that the primary function of the eyelids is to protect the eyes. The eyelids are an integral segment of the vision system, and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids should never compromise ocular health.