Introduction to Our Functional Procedures
Ophthalmology is the field of medicine that encompasses all aspects of eye care (medical, surgical and optical). Ophthalmic (eye) plastic surgery, or oculoplastic surgery, is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with the tissues and bones which surround, support and enhance the normal function of the eyes. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists (medical doctors) that have specialized training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery around the eye and mid-facial region, in addition to board certification in ophthalmology.
The field of ophthalmic plastic surgery may initially appear to be an exotic sub-specialty that is only needed for trauma or unusual situations. However, with casual observation you may find children and adults with problems such as, droopy or baggy eyelids, tearing, eyelid malpositions (turning out, turning inward or retracted), bulging eyes, significant eyelid asymmetry, birth defects, eyelid twitching, brow or forehead furrows, a mass (mole, lump or inflammation) of the eyelid or a small/deformed eye that an oculoplastic surgeon can repair or improve.