Plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, tear (lacrimal) system, the bony cavity surrounding the eye (orbit), and the surrounding part of the face.
Ophthalmic plastic surgery, also called oculofacial plastic surgery or oculoplastic surgery, is plastic surgery that is limited to the eyes and face.
Specialized plastic surgery for the eyes and face
Oculofacial plastic surgery is used to repair damage from trauma or disease including cancer and to treat abnormalities present at birth or that progress with age or for cosmetic reasons.
Because this delicate type of surgery can affect eyesight, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this surgery along with any care that the eye itself may need.
Experts in oculofacial plastic surgery
The oculofacial plastics and reconstructive surgery practice at University of Colorado Health has earned a reputation as one of the top services of its kind in the country. We offer one of the few fellowship programs in the U.S. specializing in oculoplastics and orbital surgery approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).