Many people incorrectly assume that as eye care professionals, we only treat your eyes. In fact, if they adversely impact your vision or eye health, we can also directly treat issues related to your eye sockets, eyelashes, eyelids, tear ducts, and brows. These facial features support and protect your eyes so when these structures are no longer doing their job, due to disease, accident, or aging, a special kind of ophthalmologist called an oculoplastic doctor can diagnose and recommend specialized treatment options.
What is Oculoplastics?
Oculoplastics (pronounced OCK-YOU-LO-plastics), is a subspecialty of ophthalmology and an oculoplastic surgeon can provide plastic and reconstructive surgery that focuses on the eyelids and the structures surrounding the eye, including the tear ducts (lacrimal system), the orbit, and areas surrounding the eyeballs.
The goal of this subspecialty is to improve your vision and your quality of life.