An Oculoplastic Surgery expert witness is an Oculoplastic Surgeon who testifies about disorders of the lacrimal gland, tear duct, and tissues near the eye. Oculoplastic Surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to the treatment of injuries and disorders of the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, lacrimal gland, tear ducts, and soft tissues around the eye. Oculoplastic Surgeons are Ophthalmologists who have undertaken specialized fellowship training that combines Plastic (reconstructive) Surgery and Ophthalmology. While this leads to some crossover with the fields of Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, the latter specialists rarely operate on lacrimal (tear) structures or orbit. Although Ophthalmology (rather than Oculoplastic Surgery) is a recognized board under the American Board of Medical Specialties, many Oculoplastic Surgeons are certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPR). An experienced Oculoplastic Surgery expert witness will have board certification.
From aesthetic procedures and the treatment of common periorbital issues, to surgery on complex ocular tumors, Elite Medical Experts will hand selected an experienced Oculoplastic Surgery expert witness to handle any aspect of Oculoplastic Surgery litigation and consultation, including:
- Orbital reconstruction and prosthetics
- Canalicular trauma, canaliculotomy, dacryoadenectomy
- Ectropion and entropion repair
- Canthectomy, canthotomy, and cantholysis
- Orbital tumors
- Aesthetic procedures including Botox, injectable fillers, and brow lifts
Oculoplastic Surgery is a specialized field and an experienced Oculoplastic Surgeon expert is an invaluable resource for challenging cases. In terms of harm and causation, a top-tier expert in Oculoplastic Surgery is an invaluable asset for educating the trier of fact on the existence, etiology, relevance, permanency, treatment, and prognosis of various ocular and orbital problems. To secure a hand-selected Oculoplastic Surgery expert witness who is ready to shed light on complex issues, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on our Case Strategy Team.
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