Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a field of ophthalmology that includes cosmetic and functional surgery on the eye and around the eye, involving orbit, eyelid, and tear duct. Surgery for congenital malformation and trauma such as external wound and fracture is also a part of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The history of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Korea is rather short compared to foreign countries, but it has already reached the world-class level in academic and technical perspective.
In the center of this development, Kim’s Eye Hospital’s Oculoplastic Center which was officially established in 2001 has most contributed.
In the Oculoplastic Center, there are five medical specialists in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery who consider not only the cosmetic perspective of the eyelid surrounding the eye, but also the functional elements to specialize in the treatments and surgeries of diseases in eye-affiliated organs, such as the orbit and the tear duct.
The Oculoplastic Center has performed more than 4,000 cases of orbital fracture, dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), and blepharoptosis surgery annually, which is a high level compared to other centers that perform ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgeries, keeping the center’s unrivaled record in Korea.
The Oculoplastic Center will continue to upgrade to provide an advanced medical service for beautiful eyes of patients and their high quality of lives.