Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) who specialize in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and lacrimal system.
They also perform plastic surgery in facial structures, including the eyebrows, forehead, and cheeks. Hence, their specialty is also known as oculofacial plastic surgery.
Aesthetic oculoplastics addresses the effects of aging, offering numerous surgical options to achieve eyelid rejuvenation.
Under this category are the following procedures:
- Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
- Removal of bags under the eyes
- Treatment of skin laxity
- Festoon surgery
- … to name a few.
Most procedures are done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
Oculoplastic surgery is not confined to eyelid procedures!
This specialty encompasses diverse facial aesthetic operations, such as:
- Mole removal
- Cheek lift
- Lip augmentation
Oculoplastic surgeons diagnose and treat numerous pathological conditions that affect the eyelids. This is its reconstructive or “functional” facet.
A few of the conditions treated are:
Surgery of the orbit and the lacrimal (tear duct) system
The orbit is the bony cavity in the skull that contains the globe of the eye and various tissues surrounding it.
It is susceptible to many diseases including cancer, infections, and trauma. All of these are treated by oculoplastic (orbital) surgeons.
The lacrimal (tear duct) system is also vulnerable to many types of pathological conditions, tear duct obstruction and infection being the most common. Oculoplastic surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions.
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