Choose Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery for Eyelid and Oculoplastic Surgery
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with the management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, the lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye), and the adjacent face.
An ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon is an ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures. Dr. Eviatar completed his ophthalmology training at New York University Medical Center and his specialty training in ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).
Membership in ASOPRS is restricted to ophthalmologists who have been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and who have also passed rigorous tests in this specialized field. Since surgery around the eyes can affect the eye’s function and one’s ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eye itself may need.
Depending on the cause of the eyelid abnormality and the purpose of its surgical repair, eyelid operations may be either reconstructive (functional) or cosmetic (for appearance only). As a general rule, insurance companies will cover part of the costs of functional eyelid surgery but not of cosmetic surgery.