Oculofacial plastic surgery is a specialty devoted to restoring and enhancing the function and beauty of the eyes and face. For the reconstructive side of the specialty, Dr. Fante sees Denver patients referred by their doctors for a wide variety of problems. In addition, he often sees the doctors themselves when they have one of these issues. Common oculofacial plastic surgical reconstructive problems are usually covered by health insurance and include:
- Skin cancer and other skin tumors and lesions
- Droopy eyelids blocking vision in children and adults
- Birth defects and syndromes affecting the eyelids, tear drainage system, and orbit (eye socket)
- Facial paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, Synkinesis and Aberrant Regeneration of the Facial Nerve
- Eyelid problems including eyelids that are in-turned (entropion), out-turned (ectropion), or damaged by previous surgery, aging, and trauma
- Trauma involving fractures of the facial bones
- Lacerations and foreign bodies in the eye area
- Blocked and injured tear ducts causing frequent tearing
- Deformities of the upper face
- Blepharospasm, Hemifacial Spasm, and related conditions
- Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Disease)
- Orbital (eye socket) tumors, cancer, and scarring
- Loss of an eye and subsequent reconstruction to wear a prosthesis
Dr. Fante is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and also of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the two leading national organizations for his specialty. He has written many book chapters and published many original research papers in his field.
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