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.
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
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.