Oculoplastic procedures can correct many eye disorders, providing you with a higher quality of life.
Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, is plastic surgery involving the eyes. It includes surgical procedures to correct problems with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts and face. It also includes reconstructing the eye and associated structures. Oculoplastic surgeons repair droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty), tear duct obstructions and orbital fractures.
Other procedures include removing tumors in and around the eyes, eyelid reconstruction and facial rejuvenation, including laser skin resurfacing, eye lifts, brow lifts and facelifts.
Conditions we treat
Our team of experts treats many conditions involving the eyelids, including:
- Blepharoptosis (eyelid drooping)
- Dermatochalasis (excess eyelid skin)
- Brow ptosis (brow drooping)
- Ectropion and entropion (outward and inward lid turning, respectively)
- Trichiasis (inward lash turning)
- Lid retraction (lids pulled away from the eye)
- Facial nerve paralysis, such as eyelid weights, lid recession, tarsorrhaphy
- Eyelid lacerations
- Eyelid tumors, benign and malignant
- Eyelid defects after tumor removal, including Mohs surgery
- Blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm
- Limited cosmetic surgery, such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, endoscopic browlift, and cheek lift
Our team of experts treats conditions involving the orbit, or eye socket, including:
- Graves' associated orbitopathy
- Orbital inflammation
- Orbital infection/abscess
- Orbital tumors, benign and malignant
- Orbital fractures
- Orbital deformities, congenital and acquired
Tear drainage system
Our team of experts treats conditions involving the lacrimal, or tear drainage, system:
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, congenital
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, acquired, partial
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, acquired, complete
- Dacryocystitis (infection of tear sac)
- Canalicular laceration
- Canalicular obstruction
- Canaliculitis (infection of tear drainage duct in eyelid)
- Lacrimal sac/nasolacrimal duct tumors, benign and malignant
Our team of experts treats conditions that require the removal of the eye, including:
- Blind painful eye
- Malignant intraocular tumors
- Severe infections
In addition, we perform procedures such as secondary implants and socket reconstruction following the removal of the eye.
Complex Orbital Trauma and Reconstruction of Fractured Eye Sockets
Dr. Raymond Cho explains that a combination of options are available when reconstructing a fractured eye socket, including titanium plates, implants and bone grafts.
Treatment Options for Thyroid Eye or Graves’ Disease at Ohio State
Raymond Cho, MD, FACS, explains how ultrasonic bone aspiration—a technology available at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center—can provide orbital decompression with less risk to the surrounding tissue.
Ohio State’s Team Approach to Complex Medical Cases
Dr. Cho explains that it’s not just the physical resources available at Ohio State that make a difference, but the team of experts from a broad range of specialties collaborating to deliver the best possible outcomes for the most complex cases.
Treatment for Droopy Eyelids or Ptosis at Ohio State
Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, can occur when people age, but some individuals are born with the condition or acquire it following trauma or with a neuromuscular disease. Dr. Cho explains the potential complications and expected recovery time of ptosis correcting surgery.