Oculofacial plastic surgery, also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery or oculoplastic surgery, is an area of medicine that combines facial, eyelid, orbital (eye socket), and lacrimal (tear drainage system) surgery, including functional and cosmetic procedures. This area overlaps between ophthalmology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, ENT and dermatology.
There are approximately 650 American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship-trained surgeons in the United States. This organization establishes training criteria for oculofacial plastic surgeons, accredits training programs, and recognizs the successful completion of training programs by fellows (the training level for physicians after completing residency training). ASOPRS is also the current physician credentialing agency for this specialty.
The surgeons of The Pacific Oculofacial and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have received training in ASOPRS accredited programs.