Oculoplastic and orbital surgery (also known as oculofacial surgery, or ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery) treats conditions of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system.
While surgeons from many specialties can perform surgery of the eyelids and eye socket, oculoplastic surgeons devote their entire practices to treating this small but vital area. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's oculoplastic surgeons have training in both ophthalmology and reconstructive surgery, giving them the expertise to provide the best possible outcomes.
Often, conditions of the eye requiring oculoplastic surgery involve other systems of the body. The oculoplastic and orbital surgery team at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center works closely with experts in other specialties — such as dermatology; neurosurgery; ear, nose and throat (ENT); and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute — to provide comprehensive care to patients.
Oculoplastic areas of treatment
Oculoplastic and orbital surgery treats a wide range of conditions that affect vision, cause discomfort around the eyes and impact quality of life. The experts at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center can evaluate and identify issues pertaining to the eye and provide treatments to help restore vision and improve quality of life.