Oculoplastic Surgery

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 their 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 your eyesight, an oculoplastic surgeon is highly-qualified to deal with these problems while caring for your eyes.

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


Our skilled oculoplastic surgery team provides procedures and treatments including, but not limited to:

  • Blepharoplasty and Ptosis
  • Entropion and Ectropion
  • Skin Lesions and Cancers
  • Reconstruction of the Eyelid and Orbit
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Excessive Tearing
  • Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
    • Eyelid Lift
    • Removal of Eyelid Bags
    • Botox®/Fillers to Erase Lines and Shadows

Minor Procedures

Surgery is frequently performed comfortably in the office under local anesthesia. 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. Typical procedures performed in the minor procedure room take less than an hour. All surgeries performed in the office are outpatient.

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. You are required to arrive earlier than your surgery time and refrain from eating or drinking beginning at midnight prior to your surgery.