About Oculoplastics

At Columbia, our oculoplastic surgeons treat conditions involving the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and even the face. Our pediatric oculoplastic surgeons are highly specialized physicians who have additional experience and training in plastic surgery. Our experts can correct your child's vision and also their appearance. 

Columbia pediatric oculoplastic physicians can diagnose, monitor, treat and manage all cases of congenital or developmental eye conditions that may require a surgical approach to treatment.

Conditions We Treat

There are many common pediatric ophthalmologic conditions that may require oculoplastic surgery, and Columbia doctors have the experience, training, and compassion to make sure your child has the best possible outcome. We may perform surgery for:

  • Tear Duct Obstruction - opening of the tear duct, if found to be obstructed.
  • Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis) - persistent or severe drooping of the eyelids.
  • Tumors - benign and malignant tumors around or behind the eye
  • Fusing or matting of the eyelids together after sleeping
  • Swelling above the eyes, outside corners, or next to the nose and lower eyelid
  • Eye bulging, or eye displacement or bruising
  • Lid coloboma - the absence of the lids
  • Small or absent eyeballs

Treatments We Offer

Surgery is often done on an outpatient basis with minimal recovery time. Oculoplastic surgery is performed around the eye and not actually in the eyeball itself.

Why Choose Columbia?

At Columbia, we know that surgery for a child can be very frightening. We make sure to take the time to explain on an age-appropriate level what will be done and how they look and feel afterward. We want your child to be excited about the outcomes and will do our best to make sure that everyone is thrilled with the results.