Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Ophthalmic Oncology

Facial Recontructive Surgery

Facial Aesthetics & Rejuvenation

Ophthalmic & Orbital Trauma


Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a sub-speciality of Ophthalmology which deals with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eyelid, the eye socket, and surrounding structures. As is obvious, trauma care involving the eye tissues and the bone surrounding the eye come under the purview of this sub-speciality. Lately as a natural progression this branch has been getting into Facial Aesthetics in a big way in the form of brow lifts, facelifts, botox injections, fillers and other forms of facial rejuvenation. Oculoplastic surgeons have perfected, refined, and pioneered new techniques of lacrimal surgery, ptosis repair & blepharoplasty, orbital surgery, lid malpositions, and flaps & grafts. With the close relationship of this speciality with ophthalmic cancer and reconstruction of eye structures after removal of various tumours, oculoplastic surgeons are also de-facto Ophthalmic oncologists.

Who is an Oculoplastic Surgeon?

An oculoplastic surgeon undergoes a full residency program in Ophthalmology followed by additional years of fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastics and Ophthalmic Oncology. The fellowship encompasses specialised training in the treatment of the diseases and function- including surgery of Eyelids, Orbits, Lacrimal Surgery, Facial Trauma, Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic surgery of the face especially around the eyes. The oculoplastic surgeon uses his/her microsurgical skills gained during residency in ophthalmology armed with knowledge of the intimate anatomy of the eye and the face to provide the best outcome for any condition in and around the eyes. Sometimes the treatment of the above conditions often requires multidisciplinary approach where other specialists like Neurosurgeons, Otorhinolaryngologists, Head and Neck Oncologists, Maxillo-facial surgeons, Radiologists, Radiation and Medical Oncologists. The oculoplastic surgeon has a good working relationship with other specialties and to create a valuable team to treat the patients in best possible way.

  • MBBS- JSS Medical College, Mysore;
  • MS (Ophthalmology)- Regional Institute of Ophthalmology- Kolkata;
  • Fellow of the All India Collegium of Ophthalmologists (Oculoplastic Surgery);
  • Fellowship in Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery & Ophthalmic Oncology-
    National University Health System (NUHS), Singapore

Consulting Hospitals

  • Manipal Hospitals, HAL airport Road, Bangalore
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, VV Puram, Bangalore.
  • Dr. M. C. Modi Charitable Eye Hospital, Mahalakshmi Layout, Bangalore.

    To know more in detail about Dr. Hegde’s credentials go to the About Dr. Hegde page

For Dr. Hegde’s work through the patient’s outcomes go the Patient Stories page
For info about eye care/eye conditions/various surgeries go to the Patient info page

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