Oculoplastic Surgery

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Oculoplastic Surgery

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers the expertise of an oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon. This specialist is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed additional fellowship training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and surrounding structures.

Our oculoplastic surgeon treats and manages problems of the eyelids, orbits, lacrimal system, and adjacent face. Since many of these diseases can affect eyesight, an oculoplastic surgeon is highly-qualified to deal with these problems while caring for your eyes.

UMMC's oculoplastic surgeon also specializes in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and chemical injections such as Botox® Cosmetic.


Our skilled oculoplastic surgery team provides procedures and treatments including:

Minor procedures

Surgery is frequently performed comfortably in the office under local anesthesia. Typical procedures performed in the minor procedure room take less than an hour, and all surgeries performed in the office are outpatient. Fasting is not required for surgery performed in this setting. There is no need for you to arrive early for your scheduled procedure, simply arrive at the scheduled time.

Day surgery center

Surgery that may be more extensive or requires sedation is performed in the day surgery center on the main UMMC campus. Here, surgery is typically done under light IV sedation, but sometimes general anesthesia is required. Most surgeries performed here are also outpatient. Patients are required to arrive earlier than scheduled surgery time and to refrain from eating or drinking beginning at midnight prior to surgery.