Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

What Is Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, often referred to as oculoplastic surgery, is plastic surgery focused on the structures surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, orbit (bones and contents of the eye socket), lacrimal system (tear duct system), forehead, and midface area. Because surgery in these areas can affect the comfort and use of your eyes, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform these delicate and intricate procedures.

Oculoplastic surgeons are different from other plastic surgeons in that oculoplastic surgeons are first trained as ophthalmologists. This means that they have a thorough understanding of the anatomy and functioning of the eyes, eyelids, and surrounding areas plus extensive micro-surgical experience. This knowledge is then augmented with additional fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery. This specialized surgical training enables them to achieve superior functional and aesthetic outcomes.

How Can It Help?

There are a wide range of conditions and issues that can affect the eye and surrounding areas, both in regards to aesthetics and the function of the eye itself. This can include damage to the eye and facial areas after an injury, tumors, the effects of aging, and certain pediatric eye conditions that are present from birth or shortly after.

Ophthalmic plastic surgery provides these patients with the opportunity to correct these problems, maintain their vision, and benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem, and a better quality of life.

Cosmetic Concerns

The oculoplastic surgeons at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) are trained to provide medically necessary care for a wide range of conditions from trauma to drooping eyelids to tumors. However, these skills, and in fact some of the same surgical techniques, can also be used for cosmetic surgery and treatments designed to enhance one’s appearance. Click here to learn more about the eyelid and facial cosmetic treatments available from the experts at DMEI.

Common Conditions Treated at DMEI

Below is a list of common conditions and issues that can be addressed by the ophthalmic plastic surgery team at DMEI.


Types of Oculoplastic Surgery

Dean McGee Eye Institute offers the following ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeries:


Oculoplastic Surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute

Trust your ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery needs to the oculoplastic surgeons at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, the only nationally-ranked eye institute in the state. Our team has the training, experience, technology, and compassion to achieve the superior outcomes you deserve. Browse our online physician directory to learn more about our surgeons or call 405.271.1096 or 800.787.9018 to schedule an appointment. We are here for you.