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Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery 

Why Choose University of Colorado Hospital for Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery?

The UCH and University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology was ranked in the Top 10 Best Clinical (Patient Care) Programs in a recent Ophthalmology Times survey.

UCH's Oculofacial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery service has earned a highly favorable reputation in recent years as one of the top services in the country. It offers one of the few fellowship programs in the U.S. specializing in Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery approved by The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eye is a specialized area of ophthalmology that deals with deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, tear (lacrimal) system, the bony cavity surrounding the eye (orbit), and the surrounding part of the face in both adult and pediatric patients. Ophthalmic plastic surgery (also called Oculofacial Plastic Surgery or Oculoplastic Surgery) is plastic surgery that is limited to the eyes and face.

Because surgery can affect one's ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eye itself may need. Patients may elect surgery to repair damage from trauma or disease including cancer, to treat abnormalities present at birth or that progress with age, or for cosmetic reasons.

Conditions We Treat and Services We Offer

Eyes: Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures



Lacrimal (Tear Drainage) System

Loss of an Eye

Additional Resources

University of Colorado Hospital's oculofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform the delicate and precise reconstructive procedures above and below the eyes.

Research Trials

Doctors at University of Colorado Hospital are involved in research to improve knowledge of diseases, treatments and technology that may one day benefit patients.

For more information about research trials, contact Mary Preston at (720) 848-2035 or

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