An oculoplastic surgeon is a highly specialized physician that has been extensively trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. These skilled surgeons are qualified and trained to treat medical and cosmetic conditions related to the face, particularly around the eyes, eyelids, forehead, eyebrows, and middle of the face.
Common oculoplastic procedures
Blepharoplasty – This surgery can correct droopy upper/lower eyelids, remove excess skin, muscle, or fat, among many other conditions. Blepharoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure and can be medically warranted.
Entropian correction — Entropian is the medical term for an eyelid that rolls inward toward the eyeball. A simple, relatively painless surgery and medicated ointment remedy this issue.
Ectropian correction — Ectropian means the lower eyelid is rolled outward from the eye. Almost all cases of ectropian can be easily corrected with a minor surgical
Enucleation — This is the surgical removal of an eye, only recommended in a worst-case scenario. If you need this procedure, your doctor will fit you with an artificial
eye as a cosmetic substitute.
Orbital fracture surgery — Trauma can damage the bony socket of the eye. If surgery is indicated, it’s best performed between day 4 and 14 following the injury.
Eyelid tumor removal — These tumors can either be malignant or benign. A skilled ophthalmologist can carefully remove the growth and reconstruct the eyelid, if necessary.
Tear duct surgery—If your tear duct is blocked, DCR surgery is often advised. It can be either done endoscopically to avoid scarring or externally, depending on what your doctor advises.