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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid lifts can either be done alone or together with eyebrow and forehead lifts.

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Reconstructive Eye Procedures

Medical treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the eyelids, midface and orbit.

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Dr. Robert Della Rocca Ophthalmic plastic surgeon (eye) and ophthalmologist.

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The orbit is the boney socket in your skull that houses the eye and all the associated structures that support the function of the eye like muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The eye and these other structures are surrounded by fat which acts as a cushion to protect the eye as we move around or if we inadvertently get hit in the eye.

Unfortunately, a variety of problems can occur in the eye socket that effect the function of the eye. These processes range from inflammatory disease like thyroid associated orbitopathy as seen in patients with Graves' disease to tumors, infections, and injuries from trauma. When these problems occur, patients often have double vision, loss of vision, pain and swelling. An assessment by a trained specialist is important to appropriately evaluate and treat the underlying problem.


Orbital infection, or orbital cellulitis, is an aggressive, threatening process. Usually arising secondarily from an adjacent sinus infection, this situation must be treated swiftly and aggressively with antibiotics and often surgery, which will typically resolve the issue. Of note, not all infections occur as an extension of sinusitis. Infections can also occur after trauma to the eyelid, eye or orbit as well as in patients whose immune system is challenged. Close follow up and monitoring is required while treating these infections.

A variety of tumors can occur in the eye socket in both children and adults. Some tumors grow slowly and go unnoticed while others can grow rapidly; impairing vision and causing even greater problems. CT scans and MRI's are the best method for detection prior to having surgery.

Once the general characteristics and location of the tumor is identified, a treatment plan can be created. In some instances your orbital surgeon will treat these tumors on their own, often as an outpatient. On the other hand, aggressive tumors may require a team surgical approach and an in-patient hospital treatment.



The orbit is a small, compact and complex structure. Orbital plastic surgeons have undertaken extensive training to deal with the nuances of treating orbital disease and injuries. When choosing a surgeon to evaluate and treat your orbital problem, put your eyes in the care of a specialist.

Drs. Robert and David Della Rocca, Ophthalmic Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, specialize in the orbit, eyelid, and tear drain surgery, with expertise in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive surgery.

Your eyes are extremely important. Let Dr. Della Rocca M.D. help you make the best decision to enhance your appearance. Call (212) 979-4575 to schedule your appointment today.