Benefits of Choosing an Oculoplastic Surgeon to Perform Your Eyelid Surgery

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Nov-2014

Laser eye surgeries like LASIK and cataract surgery are not the only types of eye surgeries—there are a number of conditions that may require cosmetic surgery to repair tissues around the eyes.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called oculoplastic surgery, is corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye, rather than corrective surgery on the cornea or lens of the eye itself.

In many cases, oculoplastic surgery may be medically necessary, while in other cases, surgery is considered purely cosmetic.

Some of these conditions requiring oculoplastic surgery include:

Ptosis: Drooping of the upper eyelid
Entropion: A condition in which the upper or lower eyelid turns inward, causing the skin and eyelashes to rub against the eye.
Ectropion: A condition in which the lower eyelid sags and turns out, resulting in exposure of the eyeball.
Eyelid growths: Growths on the eyelid or face that may be benign or malignant.
Blockage of the tear duct: This condition may appear at birth, or as a result of injury, disease or infection.
Blepharoplasty: Correction of excess skin on the eyelids and bags or extra fat above and below the eyes.
Brow ptosis: Drooping eyebrow that may or may not interfere with vision.

While plastic surgeons can perform many of these procedures, the best choice for patients is to choose a qualified and experienced oculoplastic surgeon instead. Oculoplastic surgeons are experienced ophthalmologists who have also received training in plastic surgery of tissues around the eye, and who understand the balance of performing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery while maintaining the function of the eyes.

Dr. Jorge Corona, M.D., is a board-certified oculoplastic eye surgeon at Key-Whitman Eye Center who specializes in eye surgery and the tissues surround the eye, rather than general plastic surgery. His limited focus on the eye means he is highly knowledgeable and skilled in dealing with the eye.

Several doctors at the Key-Whitman Eye Center specialize in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery. Whether you’re looking at Botox® Cosmetic surgery or reconstructive surgery to repair drooping eyelids, tear duct blockage or have suffered damage to the tissue surrounding your eyes, turn to local Dallas eyelid surgery experts at Key-Whitman Eye Center.

Whether you are in need of oculoplastic surgery that has been determined to be medically necessary or your surgery is cosmetic, trust your eyes to the care of an experienced oculoplastic surgeon at Key-Whitman Eye Center.

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