Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Overview

Specialists perform surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Specialty Group.

Oculoplastic and orbital surgeons are ophthalmologists who completed additional fellowship training in the medical and surgical management of a wide range of conditions affecting the structures that surround the eye, including the eyelids, eye socket (orbit) and tear drainage system. They specialize in the treatment of:

  • Cancer
  • Trauma
  • Inflammation
  • Congenital problems
  • Aging changes that cause functional or cosmetic concerns

Your treatment team

Because of the close connection to other facial structures, our oculoplastic surgeons work closely not only with other ophthalmologists but also with colleagues in plastic surgery, otolaryngology, dermatology and neurosurgery to deliver the best possible care for each patient.

If you have complex medical or surgical issues, we can accomplish in a day or two what might take weeks elsewhere. For instance, our multidisciplinary clinics, such as the Thyroid Eye Disease Clinic, Facial Reanimation Clinic and Oculofacial Plastics Clinic, enable patients to receive evaluations from multiple specialists on the same day. We arrange lab testing and imaging ahead of time, so when we consult with you, we have the time to get to know you, understand your concerns and goals, and then customize a treatment plan to your needs.


Our oculoplastic and orbital surgeons offer the following procedures. Not all services are available at each Mayo Clinic location. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

  • Anophthalmic socket surgery
  • Balloon dacryoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox injections
  • Brow lift
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Custom orbital implants
  • Dacryoscintigraphy
  • Ectropion repair
  • Electrolysis for misdirected lashes
  • Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Entropion repair
  • Eyelid lesion removal
  • Eyelid retraction repair
  • Facial fillers
  • Fat grafting
  • Gold weight implant
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Orbital decompression
  • Orbital fracture repair
  • Orbital tumor removal
  • Ptosis repair
  • Scar revision
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
April 15, 2023