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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. 

Conditions We Treat

We offer care for all conditions that may require plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Behin Barahimi

Behin BarahimiMD

    Chalazion-Sty, Droopy Eye Lid, Lesion On Lid, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Surgery, Swollen Eye Lid
Louise A. Mawn

Louise A. MawnMD

    Droopy Eye Lid, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Surgery, Plugged Tear Ducts, Swollen Eye Lid
Rachel K. Sobel

Rachel K. SobelMD

    Droopy Eye Lid, Ophthalmology, Plugged Tear Ducts, Swollen Eye Lid

Why Choose Oculoplastics and Orbital Diseases at Vanderbilt

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    Our doctors work closely with nurse practitioners and skilled nurses to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care before, during and after your surgery.

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    Our doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating orbital disease and related disorders. Our depth of experience translates into expert, comprehensive care for you.

  • chemistry, flask, Advanced 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.


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232