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Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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At Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System, our highly-skilled and experienced team of oculoplastic surgeons is trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery around the eyes, eyelids, and face. This area has some of the most delicate anatomy in the body, and our surgeons specialize in performing medical as well as cosmetic surgical procedures in this area that are central to facial appearance and your sense of self.

Our ophthalmologists treat conditions of the orbit (eye socket), the lacrimal system (tear glands and ducts), and the eyelids and face. Whether you've suffered an eye or facial injury, have a condition affecting the eye or eyelid function, or simply want to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance, we can help. Our oculoplastics team is currently the largest in the country and has performed pioneering work for various conditions and treatments. When needed, our physicians work with colleagues in dermatology, neurosurgery, ear, nose, and throat (ENT), oncology, endocrinology, and plastic surgery, among others, to providing outstanding multi-disciplinary patient care.

So, what's the difference between oculofacial plastic surgery, general plastic surgery, and facial plastic surgery?
There is some overlap between these surgical fields, but each has its distinctions. Oculofacial plastic surgeons specialize in the delicate anatomy of the eye, eye socket, eyelids, brows and forehead, and mid-face. General plastic surgeons treat conditions of the entire body, including the face. Facial plastic surgeons – a subspecialty of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) – have expertise in the nose, lower face, and neck. Certain conditions span multiple areas of expertise and benefit from the care from experts in two or more of these specialties.

Why Choose Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the top-rated facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, according to U.S. News & World Report. When you choose us for your eye care, you will receive the best care in the nation in a compassionate setting.

Backed by one of the nation’s top universities. Our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.

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