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Medical and Cosmetic Treatments for Conditions Affecting the Eyes and Surrounding Areas
Helping You Look & Feel Your Best
The eyelids and structures around the eyes are critical for vision and have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Medical conditions, injuries, and the impact of aging can result in issues affecting both sight and facial appearance.
Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, is the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the eyes and surrounding areas. It includes numerous surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face.
Oculoplastic surgery can correct deformities and abnormalities, and can also be used to rejuvenate the areas around the eyes. In some cases, oculoplastic surgery can address both medical and cosmetic needs. Certain eyelid and periocular issues can affect a person’s appearance, as well as vision, eye comfort, and eye health.
Oculoplastic surgery can be performed to address a wide range of issues including:
- Droopy upper eyelids
- Eyelids that turn inward or outward
- Eye problems caused by thyroid disease, such as Graves disease
- Skin cancers or other growths in or around the eyes
- Weakness around the eyes or eyelids caused by Bell’s palsy
- Tear duct problems
- Injuries to the eye or eye area
- Birth defects of the eyes or the bone around the eyeball
Each ocular plastic and/or cosmetic surgery at the Starling Physicians Eye Center is conducted by a board-certified ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, an eye surgeon who has completed additional training in plastic and reconstructive surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures.
Because this type of surgery can affect one’s ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform these delicate procedures and provide any care that the eye itself needs.
Our Oculoplastics Expert, Dr. Sarit M. Patel
Dr. Patel is a board-certified ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over a decade of experience. He completed an ophthalmology residency in New York at the NYU/ Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He then completed two fellowships: the first in ophthalmic pathology at the University of Wisconsin, and the second in oculoplastic surgery at West Virginia University.
He is a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), which indicates that he has special interest and training in this subspecialty. There are fewer than 500 fellows nationwide who have met this rigorous training requirement.
To schedule a consultation, please call:
In CT: (860) 826-4460
In MA: (413) 214-6051
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