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Eye surgery transitioning from OR to the office

Brow lifts in the office

C. Robert Bernardino, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Residency Program Director, Director of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Yale University, discusses eye surgery transitioning from the OR to the office and plastic surgical procedures such as brow and mid face lifts that also can be done in the office.

Summary:
Eye surgery such as eyelid procedures and also plastic surgical procedures such as brow and mid face lifts can be performed in the office, resulting in greater patient satisfaction and control over finances.

References and Resources:
Harley DH, Collins DR Jr.
Patient satisfaction after blepharoplasty performed as office surgery using oral medication with the patient under local anesthesia. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Jan;32(1):77-81. Epub 2007 Aug 9.
Moody BR, Holds JB.
Anesthesia for office-based oculoplastic surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 1):766-9. Review.

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Dr. Bernardino has disclosed the following:
Fees for non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents: Porex Surgical