Oculoplastic surgeons are fellowship-trained in surgery which focuses on the tissues around the eyes. Oculoplastic or ophthalmic plastic surgery is the surgical discipline of functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Eyelid malpositions and eyelid lesions excisions and reconstructions, tear drainage surgery are some of the types of functional surgeries that an oculoplastic surgeon performs.
Cosmetic oculoplastic surgery include upper and lower lid lifts (blepharoplasty). Training in oculoplastic surgery requires a one year internship after medical school in either internal medicine or general surgery, a three year residency in ophthalmology, and a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery.