Oculoplasty can easily be referred to as the plastic surgery of the eye.
It is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery around the eye.
Conditions treated in the field of oculoplasty include eyelid disease (cosmetic problem, traumatic or congenital deformities, and ptosis),
disease of the lacrimal drainage system, orbital disease such as thyroid eye disease or orbital wall fractures, tumors of the eyelid and orbit, anophthalmos, and blepharospasm.
Plastic surgery of the eye should take into account the functional aspects such as visual function, as well as cosmesis. Therefore, it should be performed by ophthalmologists who are specially trained in oculoplastic surgery. In the United States, it has long been common practice for oculoplastic surgeon to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues including the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and lacrimal (tear) system. In South Korea, it is still unfamiliar to the general public, but many patients have received or are receiving treatment. Since oculoplastic surgery must consider the function of the eye as well as its aesthetics, we believe that an ophthalmic eye surgeon who is familiar with detailed and specialized surgery is the most optimal.