Oculoplastic surgery, which is sometimes also referred to as oculoplasty, oculoplastics, or ophthalmic plastic surgery, is a wide range of procedures that involve the eye and related structures, like the brow, socket, and tear ducts.
This specialty includes both functional and cosmetic repairs. Functional repairs include surgery used to fix a visual impairment or eye condition of some sort – many times these procedures are covered by insurance. Cosmetic repairs are done for aesthetic improvement, are elective, and are often not covered by insurance.
Oculoplasty includes procedures including:
– Reconstruction of eyelid
– Frontails Sling
– Repair of Orbital Fracture
– Direct Browpexy
– Indirect Browpexy
– Ptosis Repair
– Upper Lid Entropion Repair
– AKA – Lash Ptosis Repair
– Tarsel Strip
– Temporal Artery Biopsy
– Wedge Resection of eyelid
– Eye Muscle Recession
– Eye Muscle Resection
What are the Most Common Oculoplastic Procedures?
Blepharoplasty is commonly referred to as an eye-lift. During a blepharoplasty, your experience surgeon will remove excess skin from the upper or lower lid, which is often accentuated with age. Brow lifts are also often associated with oculoplastic surgery.
Other common procedures include repair of ptosis (droopy eyelids), ectropion eyelids (turned outward), entropion eyelids (turned inward), and blocked tear ducts.
Our surgeon also sees patients who have visual impacts from their Thyroid condition and can offer procedures to help with inflammation in the back of the eye of associated with Graves Disease.