Oculoplasty, also known as oculoplastic surgery or ophthalmic plastic surgery, is a specialized branch of ophthalmology that focuses on surgical procedures involving the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained to perform a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries to improve the function, appearance, and comfort of the eyes and surrounding structures.

Areas of Oculoplasty
  • Eyelid Surgery:
  • Blepharoplasty: Removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids to improve appearance and function.
  • Ptosis Repair: Correction of drooping eyelids (ptosis) to improve vision and aesthetics.
  • Ectropion and Entropion Repair: Correction of eyelids that turn outward (ectropion) or inward (entropion), causing irritation or damage to the eye.
  • Orbital Surgery:
  • Orbital Fracture Repair: Treatment of fractures in the bones surrounding the eye.
  • Orbital Decompression: Surgery to relieve pressure in the orbit, often used in cases of thyroid eye disease (Graves' disease).
  • Exenteration: Removal of the eye and surrounding tissues due to severe disease or malignancy.
  • Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery:
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR): Creation of a new tear drain between the eye and the nose to treat blocked tear ducts.
  • Canaliculotomy: Surgery to open up a blocked tear duct in the eyelid.
  • Reconstructive Surgery:
  • Eyelid Reconstruction: Repair of eyelid defects following trauma, tumor removal, or congenital abnormalities.
  • Anophthalmic Socket Surgery: Procedures to prepare the eye socket for an ocular prosthesis (artificial eye) after the removal of an eye.
  • Cosmetic Procedures:
  • Botox Injections: For reducing wrinkles around the eyes and treating eyelid spasms.
  • Dermal Fillers: For volume restoration and wrinkle reduction around the eyes and face.
  • Facelifts and Brow Lifts: To improve the aesthetic appearance of the facial region around the eyes.
Benefits of Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Improved Vision: By correcting eyelid abnormalities and tear duct obstructions.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Rejuvenating the area around the eyes for a more youthful look.
  • Increased Comfort: Addressing issues like irritation, tearing, and discomfort caused by eyelid malpositions.
  • Restored Function: Reconstructive procedures that restore normal anatomy and function after trauma or disease.