See the Expert for Reconstructive Surgery
Deborah Sherman MD is one of only a few hundred Oculoplastic surgeons in the world certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board. This constitutes the highest level of training for plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes.
Dr. Sherman is fellowship trained in various cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgeries. The procedures that she performs restore normal appearance and function to eyelids which droop, get out of position, or just don’t function properly. Your appearance and optimal ocular health are high in your priority list, and therefore you should only see a surgeon with the highest level of training of plastic surgery around the eyes.
What is Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a Specialty of Ophthalmology that treats abnormalities of the eyelids, brows, tear duct system, and orbit (the tissues and boney cavity that surrounds the eye). Oculoplastic Surgery, also known as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive, Oculofacial, or Eye Plastic Surgery, is a surgical subspecialty of Ophthalmology that deals with medical and surgical management of conditions and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear duct) system, and orbit (the tissues and boney cavity that surrounds the eye) An Oculoplastic Surgeon is an Ophthalmologist, Eye Surgeon, that has completed additional advanced training in plastic surgery for the structures around the eye.)
Dr. Sherman completed an Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital, and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship accredited by the American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). ASOPRS was founded in 1969 to establish a qualified body of surgeons who have training and experience in the highly specialized field of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Membership in ASOPRS requires completion of an approved fellowship, passing of rigorous written and oral examinations, and the completion of a thesis research project.
Membership in the American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is restricted to ophthalmologists who are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, have completed a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and have passed standardized tests specifically for this specialized field of fellowship training.
Common procedures may be reconstructive after tumor removal or disease has affected normal function. Procedures may also be cosmetic as an ophthalmic plastic surgeon knows the anatomy and natural proportion of this area with great expertise and can therefore rejuvenate the area around the eye with excellent knowledge and technique.
Reconstructive Surgery Procedures Offered
With Dr. Sherman’s ASOPRS fellowship training, she specializes in treating the following eyelid conditions and diseases with oculoplastic surgery:
- Functional Eyelid Lift/Blepharoplasty: Surgery to remove excess skin above the eye that blocks vision.
- Ptosis Repair: Surgery to correct droopy eyelids, which may be acquired or congenital—you may develop droopy eyelids later in life.
- Tearing Conditions: Surgery to create a new tear drain (Dacryocyctorhinostomy or DCR) or correct tearing in children (Congenital Lacrimal or Tear Duct Blockage).
- Ectropion: Surgery to correct eyelids that turn outwards, causing eye irritation.
- Entropion: Surgery to correct eyelids that turn in, causing eyelashes to irritate the eye.
- Thyroid Eye Disease: Surgery to correct protruding eyes or eyelids that are opening too widely.
- Eyelid Tumors: Surgery to remove benign or malignant (non-cancerous or cancerous) tumors on the eyelid.
- Orbital Tumors: Surgery to remove bening or malignant (non-cancerous or cancerous) tumors of the orbit (the surrounding structures of the eye).
- Blowout Fracture of the Orbit: Surgery to correct boney fractures of the orbital bones surrounding the eye.
- Eyelid Movement Disorders: Treatments for Blepharospasms, Hemifacial Spasms, and Lagophthalmos (incomplete eyelid closure).
- Artificial Eye: Surgery to remove a blind and painful eye or a tumor inside the eye, called Enucleation & Evisceration.
If you have one of the above oculoplastic problems, call now to schedule your consultation.