Oculoplastic plastic and reconstructive surgery is a highly specialized practice of ophthalmology and plastic surgery that manages and treats deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (bony cavity surrounding the eye) and the adjacent facial structures.
An oculoplastic surgeon is a board certified ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon who has completed specialized training in plastic surgery of the eyelid area and surrounding structures. Based on this advanced surgical training, the oculoplastic surgeon is ideally suited to treat the eyelid and adjacent structures as they relate to the eyes.
In addition to focusing on disorders of the eye, the oculoplastic surgeon focuses on conditions that affect the bone structures around the eye and immediate facial area, including eyelids and eyebrows. An oculoplastic surgeon diagnoses and treats blocked tear ducts, eyelid and orbital trauma, congenital abnormalities, orbital tumors and cancer of the eye tissue, thyroid eye disease, blepharoplasty and ptosis (droopy eyelids).
Cosmetic surgery to improve vision as well as the appearance of eyelids and brows is also a major component of surgical expertise that is performed by this specialist.
Some oculoplastic surgeons may be members of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). To become a member of this society, one must complete an approved fellowship training program which has less than 20 positions in the world each year.
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