Eye Plastic surgeons, also known as Oculoplastic or Oculo-Facial surgeons are ophthalmologists who have completed extensive post-residency training in this unique sub-specialty. The training involves plastic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues including eyelids & eyebrows, cheeks, orbit, and lacrimal (tear) system.
Oculoplastic surgery is performed on children and adults to correct or treat disorders – from the most common to the rarest – of the eyelids, tear production and drainage (lacrimal) system, brows, the area of the face adjacent to the eye, and the bones around the eye.
Our oculoplastic surgeon, also known as eye plastic or oculo-facial surgeon, also perform cosmetic surgery such as eye and brow lifts; Botox and other procedures that seek to enhance appearance.
Reconstructive Surgery and Procedures
As with cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive procedures can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia and are most often outpatient procedures. Because of the delicate nature of the surrounding tissues, there will often be bruising and swelling present for one to two weeks following surgery. Ice, pain medications and lubricants are important components of the post-operative care regimen. Sutures are usually removed seven days after the surgery. Procedures include:
Eye Conditions and Disorders
Many diseases of the eye have no early symptoms. They may show no sign of pain, and you may not experience any change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. The best way to protect your vision is by scheduling regular professional eye examinations. If you notice a change in your vision at any time between exams–or if you believe your eye may be injured in any way–contact The Eye Institute immediately. Conditions and disorders we can help with include …
- Dry Eye
- Eye Lid Laxity
- Orbital Tumors
Cosmetic surgery has increased dramatically in popularity over the last 10 years. Fewer people are choosing to grow older gracefully, instead they are electing to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve or change their appearance. Cosmetic surgery has experienced significant changes in technology in recent years which has led to the increased use of the laser and minimally invasive techniques. As with all surgical procedures cosmetic surgery does carry some risk, but with medical advances patients can expect faster recovery times and more natural appearing results. The Eye Institute offers the following elective procedures to help patients improve or change their appearance.
- Skin Rejuvenation
GHS Eye Institute Offers On-site Credit Program
The GHS Eye Institute now offers patients a credit program that can be used toward non-covered expenses and services. Patients can apply for $500 or more to pay for glasses and/or services such as Lasik and cosmetic eye procedures.
This program is offered through Wells Fargo. Patients complete the application at the Eye Institute and submit it to the practice’s financial counselor, who will have an answer for them within minutes. Authorized funds are placed in a hold status until the procedure is complete or glasses are delivered. Any excess credit approved by Wells Fargo can be used at any participating medical provider, including non-GHS providers, for other non-covered medical expenses.
For more information, contact Curtis Turner, practice manager, at 522-3910.