Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with diseases that affect the area around the eye. This includes the eyelids and periocular structures, such as the eyebrow and midface, the lacrimal (tear drainage) system, and the orbit (the area behind the eyeball).
In addition, oculoplastic surgeons specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and eye area. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery is also called “oculofacial plastic surgery” or “oculoplastic surgery.”
When choosing an oculoplastic surgeon, it is critical to consider his or her training. Here in the Department of Ophthalmology, all our oculoplastic surgeons are not only board-certified ophthalmologists, but also members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This means that each of our oculoplastic surgeons has completed a fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, submitted a scientific thesis of original research in a topic related to Oculofacial Surgery, and passed both a written and oral examination administered by ASOPRS, to test depth of knowledge and medical judgment.
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