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What is oculoplastic surgery?

Friday, May 15th, 2020, 8:18 am

At Marion Eye Center and Optical, we offer a wide range of services to patients who are concerned about their eye health or vision. Our team also includes several oculoplastic surgeons who are specialized ophthalmologists who have extensive training in reconstruction and plastic surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues. These professionals have the experience to address certain issues that impact the eyelids, eyebrows, orbital area, and the lacrimal (tear duct) system.

What are some common oculoplastic surgeries performed at Marion Eye Center and Optical?

Some of the most common surgical treatments provided in our practice include:

  • Treatment of eyelid lesions
  • Eyelid reconstruction and malposition
  • Bell’s Palsy surgeries
  • Treatment of ptosis (eyelid drooping)
  • Orbital tumors
  • Eye injuries and reconstruction
  • Eye evisceration and enucleation
  • Tear duct surgery
  • Eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty)
  • Removal of eyes for obtaining prosthetics
  • Treatment of thyroid eye disease that can cause bulging
  • Solutions for cranial nerve disorders and optic neuropathies

Why choose an oculoplastic surgeon for surgery of the eye area?

There are many reasons why patients should reach out to an oculoplastic surgeon for medical and cosmetic surgeries. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained for treating both the eyelids and the eyeballs. This makes them capable of addressing many concerns within the area and easily managing any complications that may arise. Even when patients have had eye surgeries elsewhere, problems that occur are often referred to oculoplastic surgeons for a resolution. By having extra training and experience with the eyes, these professionals can ensure desirable results when compared to other plastic surgeons who offer treatment for many areas of the face and body. This specialty allows them to be well-versed in providing services to patients and focusing on one area of expertise.

Request an appointment at the Marion Eye Center and Optical

If you live in the areas of Illinois or Missouri and are considering oculoplastic surgery, our team of professionals available at 36 office locations can help determine if this treatment is right for you. Reach out to our facility to find out if you are a candidate and get started learning more about this and other procedures available at our office.

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Category: Oculoplastics Surgery


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