Oculoplastic surgery is plastic surgery isolated to the areas around the eyes: the eyelids, orbit (bones behind the eye) and lacrimal (tear drain) system. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who performs cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the eyelids, orbit (bones and anatomic structures behind the eyeball) and lacrimal (tear drain) system. The field of oculoplastic surgery combines the precision and microsurgery of ophthalmology with the aesthetic and reconstructive concepts of plastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery is a small, highly selective subspeciality of ophthalmology. Approximately 15 oculoplastic surgeons are trained per year through the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). These fellowships involve two years of additional training beyond ophthalmology residency focusing solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system.
For more information on any of the above conditions and disorders, please visit geteyesmart.org, the official eye health information website from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The oculoplastic service specializes in the comprehensive evaluation of cosmetic concerns around the eyes and offers numerous non-invasive, minimally invasive and surgical treatments for periocular rejuvenation. As with all patients, the utmost care is taken to provide a professional and confidential evaluation with an individual treatment plan geared towards achievement of a natural aesthetic result.
The Oculoplastic Surgery Service at Weill Cornell Medicine provides the evaluation and treatment for pediatric and adult diseases that affect the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit. When necessary, a multidisciplinary approach is utilized that may include dermatologists, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, endocrinologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons and ocularists. The Oculoplastic Surgery Service looks forward to welcoming you to our state-of-the-art Ophthalmology Department at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center.