Oculoplastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Oculoplastics & Reconstructive Surgery focuses on corrective and cosmetic eye surgery related to the eyelids, eyebrow, forehead, and tear duct system. These surgeons also repair orbital trauma and congenital eye defects in children and adults.

Physicians in this field are ophthalmologists who have received additional training in plastic surgery, and they are experts in conditions and treatments of the delicate eye area including: 

  • Blepharospasm
  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Droopy eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear duct obstruction

In addition to reconstructive surgery, which restores form or function to the eye after disease, trauma or injury, oculoplastic surgeons also provide cosmetic services for the eyelids, brow and face to refresh and renew. This includes popular cosmetic procedures such as Botox and facial fillers. Botox was first approved to treat blepharospasm (eyelid spasms) and strabismus in the 1980s and it continues to be an effective treatment for these conditions.

The specialists at UAB Callahan Eye use the most advanced technology and are known for working together to treat the full range of both common and complex corneal problems. From cataract and corneal surgeries to highly specialized contact lenses, Callahan features the expertise, experience, and cutting-edge equipment needed to treat the most challenging corneal conditions. Patients come here from around the world and nation because we don’t just treat eye disease – we empower patients to take control of their eye health.

Callahan is the only full-service facility in Alabama specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the eye and one of only a few worldwide that is entirely devoted to advancements in ophthalmology. That reputation is supported by 16 operating rooms dedicated to eye surgery and a 24/7 eye emergency room that is the region’s only Level I Ocular Trauma Center. More than 11,000 surgeries are performed at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital each year, and we conduct more reconstructive eye procedures than any other facility in the world.

Our facility is home to more than two dozen ophthalmologists, many of whom are named among the top doctors in their fields nationally. Callahan is widely recognized for excellence in patient care, having consistently earned prestigious awards from health care consulting group Press Ganey, and in 2017 Callahan was named as one of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Callahan also is known for pioneering developments in surgical instruments, devices, and procedures used by ophthalmologists across the globe. As part of the UAB Medicine academic medical center, Callahan is actively involved in ongoing research and clinical trials. Many of our ophthalmologists have received funding from prestigious research organizations and institutions and collaborate in clinical care to bring the latest in scientific discovery to our patients.

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