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Oculoplastics and Orbital Diseases

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialized area of ophthalmology. An ophthalmic plastic surgeon treats abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, and orbit (the bone and soft tissue around the eye), and adjacent face. This specialist also performs facial and periocular rejuvenation procedures including eyelid lifts, eyebrow lifts, injections, and skin resurfacing.

Ophthalmic plastic surgery isn't just about cosmetic surgery. Some conditions, like droopy eyelids, can interfere with your vision more than you realize. Other changes in the eye area ca. herald a more significant eye or systemic health change. Surgery in the area around the eye can affect vision. Therefore, these conditions are best assessed and treated by an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The Vanderbilt Eye Institute offers the highest quality care for patients undergoing ophthalmic plastic surgery. We are fully equipped to perform the most advance treatments for a variety of eye conditions that include:

  • Dermatachalasis - Excess skin on the eyelids
  • Ptosis - Droopy eyelids
  • Ectropion - Eyelids that turn out
  • Entropion - Eyelids that turn in
  • Proptosis - Eyelids that bulge forward
  • Tear Drainage Abnormalities
  • Periocular Skin Cancer
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Eyelid Injuries