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Oculoplastic surgery encompasses eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital disease/surgery.  These are some examples of the surgeries that he performs regularly:


Blepharoplasty (upper and lower)

Ptosis repair

Entropion repair

Ectropion repair

Eyelid retraction repair

Brow lift

Lacrimal stent placement

DCR (dacryocystorhinostomy)

Jones tube placement

Temporal artery biopsy

Eyelid reconstruction following cancer

Reconstruction after Mohs procedure

Eyeball removal (enucleation, evisceration, exenteration)

Treatment of anophthalmic socket

Lacrimal gland biopsy

Orbital biopsy/orbitotomy

Orbital fracture repair

Orbital tumor removal

Orbital decompression

Optic nerve sheath fenestration


Types of illnesses or congenital disorders that can necessitate these surgeries include:

Age-related ptosis (droopy lids)

Congenital ptosis

Myogenic ptosis

Brow ptosis

Eyelid laceration


Eyelid lesion excision

Facial nerve palsy




Eyelid retraction

Cancer/tumor of the eyelid

Defects caused by trauma

Trauma reconstruction

Surgical revisions


Nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Orbital fracture

Orbital tumors

Lacrimal gland tumors

Orbital inflammation

Thyroid eye disease/Graves disease

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebra)

In addition to these surgeries, Dr. Allen also performs a variety of less common procedures.  Please feel free to contact him at the email listed above if your surgical needs are not listed.

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