Oculoplastic surgery, or oculoplastics, is the subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. Oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty), repair of tear duct obstructions, orbital fracture repairs, removal of tumors in and around the eyes, and facial rejuvenation procedures including laser skin resurfacing, eye lifts, brow lifts, and even facelifts. Common procedures are:
Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery of the eyelids to remove excessive skin or subcutaneous fat.
Ptosis repair for droopy eyelid
Entropion repairCanthal resection
A canthectomy is the surgical removal of tissue at the junction of the upper and lower eyelids.
Cantholysis is the surgical division of the canthus.
A canthoplasty is plastic surgery at the canthus.
A canthorrhaphy is suturing of the outer canthus to shorten the palpebral fissure.
A canthotomy is the surgical division of the canthus, usually the outer canthus.
A lateral canthotomy is the surgical division of the outer canthus.
Tarsorrhaphy is a procedure in which the eyelids are partially sewn together to narrow the opening (i.e. palpebral fissure).
Orbital reconstruction / Ocular prosthetics (False Eyes)