Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (or “eye plastic surgery”) of the eye is also known as oculoplastic surgery. It involves surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues including eyelids and eyebrows, orbit (socket), and lacrimal (tear) system. These procedures are typically performed in an outpatient setting. Our oculoplastics surgeon, Fred S. Bodker, MD, has completed extensive post-residency training in this unique subspecialty. His fellowship was completed in Chicago, IL, under the direction of Dr. Allen Putterman. He was accepted for membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, an honor society of approximately 450 surgeons, in 1996.
Dr. Bodker’s subspecialty includes the following procedures:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTOX®) injections for furrows and wrinkles.
- Droopy eyelids (ptosis)
- Upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
- Lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
- Thyroid eye disease/Graves’ disease
- Skin cancer
- In-turned (entropion) or out-turned (ectropion) eyelid
- Droopy eyelid
- Excessive tearing
- Orbital fractures
- Orbital tumors
- Loss or removal of eye
- Blepharospasm/Hemifacial spasm
If you have any specific questions about ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery or would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bodker, please call Kansas City Eye Clinic at (913) 341-3100, or click here to send us an e-mail and we’ll call you to make arrangements.
You can learn more about Oculoplastics at the following patient education websites. These should only be used as a reference and not as a method of diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional for an evaluation.