What is Oculofacial Plastic Surgery?

Oculofacial plastic surgery is a subspecialty of ophthalmology, focusing on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the structures around the eye. Many similar terms are used to describe the field, including oculoplastics, oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmic plastic surgery, oculofacial plastic surgery, oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

Broadly, the field covers procedures of the eyelids, face, tear drainage system and orbit. Here’s a brief list of the more common conditions and treatments we offer.  

 

 

 

 

In addition, we are oculoplastic surgeons that have trained in an ASOPRS fellowship program. ASOPRS stands for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In total, there are ten years of training after college: 4 years of medical school, 4 years of residency (1 year of internship + a 3 year ophthalmology residency), and 2 years of ASOPRS fellowship dedicated to training exclusively in oculoplastics. Consistently the most competitive ophthalmology fellowship, there are only approximately 25 ASOPRS fellowships available in a given year. The specialized training gives ASOPRS oculofacial plastic surgeons a unique skill set to treat periocular and facial conditions.

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