Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with the management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (eye socket), and the adjacent face.
There is a wide range of conditions and issues that can affect the eye and surrounding areas, both in regards to aesthetics and the function of the eye itself. This includes damage to the eye and facial areas after an injury, tumors, the effects of aging, and certain pediatric eye conditions that are present from birth or shortly after. Ophthalmic plastic surgery provides these patients with the opportunity to correct these problems, maintain their vision, and benefit improved confidence, self-esteem, and a better quality of life.
Although the procedure is not major, patients will still need to take some time off from work. For say, patients who have undergone upper lid surgery will usually be able to go back after 7-10 days. The recovery time is a little longer for lower lid surgery, with time off work increasing to 10-14 days. Rest it depends on the quality of the surgery and what surgery the patient gone through.