Oculoplastic surgeons deal with the important supporting structures around the eye, including the lids, tear apparatus, and the bony orbit or eye socket. Oculoplastic surgeons address both the appearance and the function of these structures.
An oculoplastic surgeon has completed a one or two year fellowship in plastic surgery of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system and orbit. This typically follows the three year residency in ophthalmology and a one year internship. There are a limited number of such specialists in the United States. Eye Consultants of Atlanta is fortunate to have two such specialists.