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The Oculoplastic Service at Boston Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive evaluation and correction of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system in babies, children and adults of all ages. Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, is literally plastic surgery of the eyelids.
The two most common conditions we treat are congenital ptosis (drooping eyelids) and congenital tear duct obstruction. Congenital ptosis is not usually a cosmetic problem in children, but it can actually cause vision loss if the eye is completely blocked by a drooping eyelid. Tear duct obstruction is even more common. About 5 percent of all infants have an immature tear drainage apparatus and have tearing soon after birth.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”