The word plastic is derived from a Greek word that means to mold or to give form. Plastic surgery is surgery that molds or reconstructs parts of the human body. Oculoplastic Surgery is plastic surgery as it pertains to the area around the eye. The eyelids and surrounding areas are extremely complex and delicate structures that are vital to the preservation of sight and are important features of a normal facial appearance. Since surgery in this area can affect one’s ability to see, Oculoplastic Surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform this delicate surgery and to provide care to the eye if needed.

What is Oculoplasty Surgery?
Oculoplastic Surgery, also known as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive, Oculofacial or Eye Plastic Surgery, is a surgical subspecialty of Ophthalmology that deals with the medical and surgical management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids (entropion, ectropion, ptosis, swellings around the lids), lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony socket ie. Orbital tumours and orbital fractures) and the adjacent face (cosmetic lid and brow surgeries). 

An Oculoplastic Surgeon is an Ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional advanced training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and surrounding structures.

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