Understanding Oculoplastics

Oculoplastics, also known as oculoplastic surgery, refers to a range of surgical procedures aimed at reconstructing the eyelids, tear ducts, orbital socket, and face. These reconstructive surgeries are typically performed to alleviate vision obstructions caused by various factors, such as medical conditions, aging, birth defects, and trauma.

At Plessen Ophthalmology, we provide procedures that not only address vision problems but also enhance the appearance and confidence of our patients. Our team of specialists carefully evaluates each patient’s condition, explains the available treatment options, and recommends the most suitable solution for optimal results.


Plessen Ophthalmology provider, Jonathan Leon-Rosen, MD, is a fellowship-trained Oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in functional, cosmetic and oncologic plastic surgery of the face and eyelids, as well as general Ophthalmology. He completed his fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Conditions Treated with Oculoplastics

Our practice offers oculoplastic treatments for a range of conditions, including:

  • Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
  • Eyelid malposition
  • Eyelid retraction
  • Chalazion (sty)
  • Excessive tear production
  • Orbital problems
  • Thyroid eye disease/Graves’ disease
  • Eyelid tumors and skin cancer
  • Trauma
  • Enucleation & evisceration
  • Facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy
  • Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
  • Eyebrow and forehead lifts

Our physicians will customize a treatment plan that incorporates a range of conservative therapies, surgical interventions, and procedures based on your specific condition. 


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