What is Oculoplastic surgery?
There is a common belief that plastic surgery is associated only with aesthetic and enhancement procedures. It should be known, however, that it is first of all reconstructive surgery and is used in cases of abnormalities to the normal structure of the tissues. Abnormalities may be of a different nature: traumas, tumors, burns, birth defects, diseases, etc.
The reconstruction of the face, especially the area around the eye, is subject to the oculoplasty(from the Latin word "oculus" - eye), or the so-called oculoplastic surgery. It is already an individual specialty in the US, but in our country and in Europe, is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology.
Oculoplastic surgery is used for various case, such as reconstruction of the eyelids, the orbits, the eye muscles, tear ducts, etc..