Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
The University of North Carolina Department of Ophthalmology offers comprehensive oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgical services that treat and manage deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system and orbit (eye socket), as well as the adjacent face. The Department’s highly skilled, fellowship-trained two Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialists treat conditions including eyelid malpositions, eyelid and orbital cancer, tearing disorders, periocular trauma, Graves’ Disease (also known as thyroid eye disease), and spastic eyelid disease (blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm). This service also offers non-surgical and surgical facial cosmetic surgery, including blepharoplasty and Botox® injections for wrinkle reduction.
Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Hwang and Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel Rubinstein are extensively trained in delicate procedures limited to the structures surrounding the eye that can affect a patient’s ability to see. Drs. Hwang and Rubinstein are American Board of Ophthalmology board-certified ophthalmologists and have completed training in plastic surgery and passed rigorous American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery tests to practice in this highly specialized field.