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Oculoplastics and Orbital Diseases

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is a leading destination for people who need plastic and reconstructive surgery around their eyes. This is known as oculoplastic surgery.  We offer the highest-quality care for diseases and abnormalities that affect the orbit, which is the bone and soft tissue around the eye. We also perform a variety of facial procedures to help you look — and see — your best.

Oculoplastics and Orbital Diseases: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Top specialists: Our surgeons are recognized experts in treating the most complex cases of orbital disease and related disorders. In fact, one of our surgeons is a founding member of the International Society for Orbital Disorders.
  • Personalized care: Whether your case is simple or more complicated, you will receive personalized care that’s based on the latest research.  
  • Advanced techniques and technology: Our team is known for its pioneering work in developing new and better surgical techniques. A member of our surgical team even holds a patent for an advanced microsurgical technique for orbital endoscopy, which doesn’t require cuts to the outside of the face.
  • Collaborative care: Our physicians regularly collaborate with other physicians from Vanderbilt’s deep roster of highly trained specialists, including neurosurgeons. This gives you opportunity to receive comprehensive care from the very best.
  • Clinical trials and research: As part of an academic medical center, our team is committed to research. This allows us to offer the latest sophisticated treatment. One example is the Surgical Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment (SIGHT) trial. Our oculoplastics experts work with our neuro-ophthalmologists in this study. The goal is to improve treatments for idiopathic intracranial hypertension, which causes pressure to build up suddenly inside the skull.

Conditions We Treat

  • Dermatochalasis
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid injuries
  • Orbital diseases
  • Orbital fractures
  • Proptosis
  • Ptosis
  • Tear drainage abnormalities
  • Thyroid eye disease


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Ave. 
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-2020

Oculoplastics and Orbital Diseases Care Team

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Oculoplastics and Orbital Diseases service, call (615) 936-2020.