Oculoplastics is a surgical subspecialty for the diagnosis and management of eyelid and orbital problems. Many eyelid issues are habit or age-related, and some can be related to other medical conditions such as a thyroid disorder or Bell’s Palsy. While some eyelid issues are considered cosmetic, there are many that affect optimal visual function and protection, and are thus considered medically indicated to correct.
Learn more below about both cosmetic and functional procedures available at Ocala Eye.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeries
- Cosmetic eyelid surgeries can be performed when you are interested in rejuvenating the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgeries are considered cosmetic when they do not meet the requirements of functional impairment. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can make you look and feel natural and refreshed.
Functional Eyelid Surgeries
- Functional eyelid surgeries are medically indicated to preserve optimal eyelid function and may be covered by your medical insurance. Eyelids are meant to protect our eyes and sweep our tears across the ocular surface keeping the eyes properly moistened and clear of debris. Therefore, the position and tension of our eyelids are functionally critical.
Our eyelid surgeries are performed by Dr. Sarah Kim
. She is a board certified physician and surgeon who completed a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in oculoplastics. This means the safety of your eyes and vision are a top priority during any medical or cosmetic eyelid procedure. Dr. Kim is passionate about improving the quality of life and vision for patients through eyelid repair and reconstruction. She also performs cosmetic eyelid surgeries to enhance the eyes with a more youthful appearance. Click here
to meet your eyelid surgeon!