Eye and Vision Surgery

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​​​​​​​​​​Surgical approaches for structures in and surrounding the eye​


Ophthalmic plastic and rec​onstructive surgeons​ (medical doctor and eye surgeon) of The Christ Hospital Health Network are board-certified ophthalmologists who specialize in the management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (eye socket), upper cheeks, brow and forehead. 


Our specialists have also completed additional training in ophthalmic plastic surgery. This is plastic surgery that is limited to the structures surrounding the eye. Since this delicate surgery can affect one's ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform it and also to provide any care that the eye itself may need. Conditions that may be treated through this service include:​


  • Eyelid reconstruction -​ Repair of droopy upper lids (ptosis), in-turning or out-turning eyelids (entropion/ectropion), improving eyelid closure and reconstruction after skin cancer removal or trauma

  • Upper blepharoplasty – Correction of excessive skin on the upper eyelid that can interfere with peripheral vision​

  • Orbital surgery- Surgical biopsy and management of tumors of the eyelid and other orbital cancers as well as repair of socket trauma

  • ​Dacryocystorhinostomy – Surgical procedures to restore the flow of tears to relieve nasolacrimal​ or tear duct obstruction or dysfunction

  • Repair of periocular trauma (trauma to the structures and tissues around the eyes)

  • Decompression procedures for Graves' disease (also known as thyroid eye disease)

  • ​Injections or surgical treatment of spastic eyelid disease – Treatment of blepharospasm​ and hemifacial spasm​