What is it?
Ocular plastic or oculoplastic is a subspecialty within Ophthalmology that studies and treats problems on the eyelids, eyelashes and eyebrows, as well as tear ducts and eye orbits. These structures support and protect the eyeball and, for this reason, when they suffer any alteration, the health of the eye and the patient’s quality of life might be directly affected. That is why it is important to seek treatment with the professional that understands in detail the anatomy of the area and the way it works.
This specialty treats conditions such as excess skin above the eyes (droopy eyelids), bags of fat, and wrinkles on the center of the face. It also performs correction of the positioning of the eyelids (ectropion, entropion, ptosis), the eyelashes and the eyebrows, tear duct obstructions, and clinical or surgical treatment of tumors in and around the eyes.
Therefore, the goal of ocular plastic is to reconstruct the eyelid borders, to improve the eye’s expression and appearance, not just repairing but also improving alterations of genetic order caused by traumas, inflammations or aging.