In the field of ophthalmology or the branch of medicine that specializes in eye and vision care, there is a specialty called oculoplastics. This branch involves many different surgical procedures that deal with different areas of the eyes and face. At our office, our team is skilled in oculoplastic surgery in order to address many different problems for a better quality of life.
What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
Oculoplastic surgery encompasses a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), tear ducts, eyelids, and the face. This specialized field of medicine combines microsurgery with ophthalmology and the cosmetic principles of plastic surgery. It focuses on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyes and the structures around the eyes.
Different examples of oculoplastic surgery include:
- Ptosis repair
- Eyelid lesion repair
- Tumor Excision
- Bell’s palsy surgery
- Tear duct surgery – Punctoplasty/Punctual Plugs
- Surgery for eye injuries
- Eye socket reconstruction
The Oculoplastic Surgery Procedure
The exact steps of oculoplastic surgery will be dependent on the exact procedure that needs to be performed. In most cases, local anesthesia will be used, though some surgeries may require general anesthesia.
Recovery time will also vary by procedure, though the average recovery time for most procedures is about two weeks. In most cases, patients of oculoplastic surgery can return to daily activities within 5-7 days. Be sure to follow your doctor’s specific instructions regarding recovery and medication in order to ensure the best possible results. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any post-procedure questions or concerns.
Candidates for Oculoplastic Surgery
There are many different reasons why a person would need to undergo oculoplastic surgery. A consultation at our office will help to determine if you are in need of reconstructive and function surgery, orbital oncology and surgery, tear duct surgery, or cosmetic oculoplastic surgery. However, ideal candidates will be overall healthy with a positive attitude toward surgery. Contact us today to get started!
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about oculoplastic surgery and if you are a good candidate, contact Eye Care Physicians of New Jersey today! We will be happy to help you schedule your initial consultation appointment.