Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery (or oculoplastic surgery) is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with the management of deformities and abnormalities of the:

  • Eyelids
  • Lacrimal (tearing) system
  • Orbit (the bony cavity around the eye)
  • Face and skin around the eye

An ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon is an ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes. Our highly-qualified surgeons have completed thorough training and passed rigorous testing.

Apple Hill Eye Center’s Dr. Marc Hirschbein has specialized training and expertise in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery.

Conditions Treated

Surgery can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Ptosis (droopy eyelids)—occurs in both children and adults, caused developmentally, by trauma or by a neurological problem.
  • Dermatochalasis—excess eyelid skin
  • Ectropion—eyelids turning out
  • Entropion—eyelids turning in
  • Trichiasis—when eyelashes rub against the eyeball causing irritation
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Tearing
  • Dry eyes
  • Eyelid irritation
  • Skin cancers of the eyelid
  • Trauma to the eyelids, tear ducts or bone cavity of the eye
  • Thyroid eye disease

Contact the team at Apple Hill Eye Center to discuss your individual situation and the best treatment for you.