What Is Ocular Facial Plastic Surgery?
The Ocular Facial Plastic specialty involves the cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the eyelid and face. The field is primarily related to the tissues and structures surrounding the eye – the eyelids, the tear ducts, and the orbit.
Ocular Facial Plastics procedures include:
- Tumor removal
- Blepharoplasty and eyelifts
- Cheek/lower eyelid volumization
Katzen Eye Group is home to some of the best board-certified ophthalmologists in Baltimore, each focused on making you as comfortable as possible while providing hands-on care.
We understand that choosing a surgeon and practice can be difficult. Rest assured that our surgeons have completed several years of additional, specialized training in plastic surgery of the tissues surrounding the eye and are dedicated to helping you achieve the quality of life and vision you want and deserve.
Ocular Facial Plastic procedures include:
Blepharospasm or Hemifacial Spasms
Blepharospasm is a condition in which the patient experiences involuntary muscle movement of the eye. Similarly, hemifacial spasms involve uncontrolled muscle movement of an entire side or section of the face.
If you’re experiencing uncontrollable muscle movement in the eye or face, schedule a consultation. Our comprehensive evaluation will help to determine correct condition and treatment plan.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with conditions or abnormalities affecting the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and face overall.
Visit our cosmetic eyelid surgery page to learn about the various eyelid surgical procedures offered at Katzen Eye Group.
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
Entropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid margin and lashes sag or fold inward, Ectropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid margin and lashes sag or fold outward. This is typically a result of age-related relation of the eyelid tissues. If left untreated, can lead to tearing or eye irritation.
Enucleation is the surgical procedure in which the eyeball is removed and replaced with an implant. An ophthalmologist may recommend enucleation for a variety of reasons – to eliminate a malignant tumor in the eye, alleviate uncontrollable pain in a blind eye, or reduce the risk of “sympathetic” inflammation of the remaining eye when one eye has been severely injured and blinded.
Epiphora (Excessive Tearing)
Epiphora involves the excessive tearing of the eyes, not related to normal crying or sobbing. Epiphora can be caused by a number of reasons, the most common causes being blepharitis, eyelid malposition, or nasolacrimal and duct obstruction.
A patient suffering the effects of epiphora are encouraged to schedule a consultation. Our comprehensive evaluation will help to determine correct cause and treatment plan.
Orbital fractures is a condition in which one or more bones around the eye are broken and is typically seen as the result of an injury or blunt trauma. Certain fractures may involve additional facial bones. Depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment may be necessary within days of the injury or trauma.
Schedule a consultation if you are experiencing enhanced pain in and around your eyes. Our ophthalmologists will perform a full exam and recommend treatment.
Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an eye condition in which muscles in the eye and tissue behind the eye to become inflamed. This can push the eyeball forward and cause it to appear swollen or red. While thyroid eye disease is rare in most thyroid patients, symptoms to watch for are as follows:
- Redness or swelling
- Pain in and around the eye
- Eyes appearing to be “bulging”
- Dry eye or irritation
Other names for TED include Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, Thyroid-Associated Orbitopathy (TAO), and Graves’ Orbitopathy.
Patients suffering any or all of the above symptoms are encouraged to schedule a consultation. Our comprehensive evaluation will help to determine correct condition and treatment plan.