Surgical procedures that deal with the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and the face, as well as, reconstruction of the eye and associated structures.
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with various disesases of the eye socket (orbit), eyelids, tear (lacrimal) ducts and the adjacent face (periocular/periorbital area).
These disorders include deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, thyroid related eye disease and other inflammatory conditions of structures surrounding the eye, eyelid and orbital tumors, lacrimal duct obstruction causing tearing, and fractures and other injuries to the periocular area.
An Oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who has completed additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eye and parts of the face proximal to it. Since such procedures can affects one’s ability to see. Oculoplastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eye itself may need.
Aside from diseases, an oculoplastic surgeon can also address aesthetic concerns in this specialized area employing botox, facial fillers and surgery.
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