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Oculoplastics deals with disease and surgery of the structures around the eye. This may include the eyelids, the eyebrows, the lacrimal or tear system and the tissues behind the eye, known as the orbit.

Doctors: Jonathan Silbert, MD

Dr. Silbert is skilled in diagnosing and treating a variety of eyelid and orbital conditions, including:

  • Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm
  • Canaliculitis (inflammation of the tear drainage system)
  • Dacryoadenitis (inflammation of the lacrimal gland)
  • Dacryocystitis (inflammation of the lacrimal sac)
  • Dermatochalasis (excess eyelid skin)
  • Ectropion (outward turning of eyelid)
  • Entropion (inward turning of eyelid)
  • Floppy Eyelid Syndrome
  • Lagophthalmos (inability to fully close the eyelid)
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstructions
  • Orbital Pseudotumor/Inflammation
  • Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis
  • Proptosis (bulging eyes)
  • Ptosis (droopy eyelids)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves Disease)
  • Trauma and Orbital Fractures
  • Tumors of the Eyelid and Orbit


On your initial visit, expect a thorough medical history and comprehensive examination. We recommend that you plan on an initial appointment length of approximately 2 hours and either arrive 15 minutes early or complete the registration prior to your appointment. Dr. Silbert may also recommend that you undergo special testing and imaging, such as visual field testing, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and CT or MRI imaging, to help guide your diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options may include observation, eye drops or oral medications, Botox® injections, or surgery.

In addition to offering our patients the highest quality eye care, we also provide 24-hour access to one of our doctors 7 days a week for ocular emergencies. Learn more about Eyelid and orbit surgery in which Dr. Silbert specializes, and opportunities to participate in clinical studies at our practice.