Oculoplastic and orbital surgery (also known as oculofacial surgery, or ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery) is a wide-ranging subspecialty that addresses conditions of the eyelids, eye socket, and tear drainage system. 

While surgeons from many specialties can perform surgery of the eyelids and eye socket, oculoplastic surgeons devote their entire practices to treating this small but vital area. Their training in both ophthalmology and reconstructive surgery allows them to protect and restore vision while providing the best possible outcomes for their patients.

Conditions we treat

What is Oculoplastics?

Courtney Kauh, MD, is an oculoplastic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. She specializes in function and cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes. Dr. Kauh provides an understanding of the specialization of Oculoplastic surgery.

Complex Orbital Trauma and Reconstruction of Fractured Eye Sockets

Dr. Raymond Cho explains that a combination of options are available when reconstructing a fractured eye socket, including titanium plates, implants and bone grafts.

Treatment Options for Thyroid Eye or Graves’ Disease at Ohio State

Dr. Raymond Cho explains how ultrasonic bone aspiration—a technology available at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center—can provide orbital decompression with less risk to the surrounding tissue.

Ohio State’s Team Approach to Complex Medical Cases

Dr. Cho explains that it’s not just the physical resources available at Ohio State that make a difference, but the team of experts from a broad range of specialties collaborating to deliver the best possible outcomes for the most complex cases.

Treatment for Droopy Eyelids or Ptosis at Ohio State

Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, can occur when people age, but some individuals are born with the condition or acquire it following trauma or with a neuromuscular disease. Dr. Cho explains the potential complications and expected recovery time of ptosis correcting surgery.
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