Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

  • Gary J. LelliJr.
  • Christopher I. Zoumalan
  • Frank A. NesiEmail author


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.


Eyelid Margin Central Incision Lateral Canthus Horizontal Mattress Suture Wind Edge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary J. LelliJr.
    • 1
  • Christopher I. Zoumalan
    • 2
  • Frank A. Nesi
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyWeill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryKeck School of Medicine of USCLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Oculoplastic SurgeryOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA
  4. 4.Department of Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye InstituteWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  5. 5.Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery, P.C.SouthfieldUSA

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