Oculoplastic Specialist

Grochmal Eye Center

Ophthalmology located in Catonsville, MD

Any surgery you have around your eyes is oculoplastic surgery. These types of procedures may occur for medical or cosmetic purposes. Grochmal Eye Center in Baltimore, which serves the Washington, DC, metro area, is a trusted surgical practice performing oculoplastic procedures with exceptional results. To schedule a surgical evaluation with Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, MD, or another member of his team, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Oculoplastic Q & A

What is oculoplastic surgery?

Oculoplastic surgery is a surgical specialty focused on procedures that involve the area in and around your eyes. To perform oculoplastic surgery, an ophthalmologist must undergo additional training. Grochmal Eye Center uses a surgical center for its oculoplastic procedures.

What conditions require oculoplastic surgery?

You may need oculoplastic surgery for a medical or cosmetic concern. Some of the conditions that require oculoplastic surgery include:

  • Droopy eyelids (ptosis)
  • Tear duct problems
  • Injuries to the eye
  • Injuries around the eye
  • Tumors in and around the eyes
  • Fallen eyebrows
  • Eyelid reconstruction

Grochmal Eye Center conducts comprehensive examinations to evaluate your eye concern and determines if you would benefit from oculoplastic surgery. 

What are oculoplastic procedures?

Grochmal Eye Center provides state-of-the-art treatments and eyelid surgery. Some of the most common oculoplastic procedures include:

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty focuses on the cosmetic treatments aimed at improving the appearance of your upper and lower eyelids. As you age, your eyelid stretches, excess skin and fat buildup, and the supporting muscles weaken, resulting in droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes that make you appear tired and older than your age.

Upper eyelid surgery

Grochmal Eye Center may perform upper eyelid surgery for either cosmetic or vision needs. If your eyelid is droopy, referred to as ptosis, it may cause visual impairments. During this procedure, your surgeon trims away the excess skin affecting your vision, then lifts and pulls your skin taut to restore your eyelid to its natural position.

Your surgeon creates incisions for the upper eyelid surgery in the crease of your eye, which makes your scars nearly invisible. 

Lower eyelid surgery

The lower eyelid surgery specifically addresses the undereye puffiness. During the procedure, your surgeon removes the excess skin, fat, and muscle under in your lower lid and then smooths out your lower lid to rejuvenate your look. Your surgeon makes incisions for your lower eyelid surgery beneath your lower lashes to keep your scars hidden.

Grochmal Eye Center also performs procedures that correct visual aberrations and conditions within the eye.

For an oculoplastic consultation, call Grochmal Eye Center or request an appointment online today.