Reconstruction of the eyelids and eye sockets (the cavity of the skull that holds the eye in place) may be required following facial trauma due to falls, car accidents, burns, or objects that hit the eye. Certain diseases, including invasive cancers, may also require socket reconstruction or even surgery to enhance the ability to wear an eye prosthesis.
Michael Neimkin, M.D. has a specialized education with qualifications and training that sets him apart from other ophthalmic facial plastic surgeons. Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery located in Atlanta, GA receives a large number of referrals from other ophthalmic surgeons because of Dr. Neimkin’s expertise. Dr. Neimkin has performed over 6,000 complex reconstructive and revisional surgical procedures focusing on the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, eye orbits, tear ducts and midface. He also specializes in cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of the eyes. His entire staff takes great pride in treating each patient as if they were a family member.
Oculoplastic surgery corrects congenital, traumatic and acquired problems that threaten vision. This includes multiple areas around the eye such as the lids, brows, tear ducts and the bones of the eye socket(s). Michael Neimkin, M.D. performs oculoplastic surgery to correct damage caused by injuries, defects or disorders, and cosmetic procedure to improve appearance. The goal of his multidisciplinary team is to expertly repair or enhance bone and tissue around the eyes while preserving your vision.
- Entropion (lids that turn inward)
- Ectropion (lids that turn outward)
- Ptosis (droopy eye lids)
- Retracted eye lids
- Reconstruction after an injury
- Reconstruction after skin cancer surgery (mohs)
- Tear duct surgery
- Artificial eye implants
- Orbital decompression (correction of protruding eyes)
After Care and Recovery
Oculoplastic surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or sedation, depending on how invasive the procedure might be. In most cases, surgery is performed on an outpatient basis which means patients go home the same day. The approach and technique used will be determined by Dr. Neimkin. Once surgery is complete, there will be some swelling and bruising for a week or two afterward. Patients will be given instructions for care which may include using ice to help reduce swelling, medication to relieve pain and discomfort, and lubricants to keep the eye moist and prevent infection. If sutures are used, they are generally removed within a week.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results will vary.
If you have suffered any traumatic facial event, don’t hesitate to get treatment. Complete our contact form today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neimkin at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA. Our office serves patients in the metro Atlanta area including the surrounding communities of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Roswell. We look forward to seeing you soon.