Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery combines the precision of ophthalmic microsurgery with plastic and reconstructive surgical principles, allowing for subspecialized care of the eyelid, orbital, and lacrimal system. A foundation in ophthalmology allows the oculoplastic surgeon the knowledge and skills to safely and successfully protect the globe while achieving functional and aesthetic results. Certain basic ophthalmic and plastic surgical considerations form the necessary framework for the successful practice of oculoplastic surgery.
KeywordsEyelid Margin Central Incision Lateral Canthus Horizontal Mattress Suture Wind Edge