Ophthalmologists are often related by a common man to cataract or lasik surgery and glasses. However today, Ophthalmology is one of the fastest growing specialties. One of the niche super specialty is Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. It is also called as eyeplasty, ophthalmic plasty, oculoplasty and sometimes oculofacial surgery.
What is Ophthalmic Plasty and Facial Cosmetic Surgery?
The word “plastic” is derived from a Greek word that means “to mold” or “to give form.” Plastic surgery is surgery that molds or reconstructs parts of the human body. Ophthalmic plastic surgery 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.
Are all eye surgeons oculofacial or eye cosmetic surgeons?
An ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon is an ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures.
Dr. Shubhra Goel, MBBS, Diploma Ophthalmology ( D.O.) DNB, MNAMS
Ophthalmic Plasty ( Oculoplasty) and Facial Cosmetic Surgery,
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad