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In addition to performing eye exams, caring for medical eye problems and performing cataract surgery, Dr. Gross also specializes in Eye Plastic Surgery (a.k.a. Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery.) Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology and all certified ophthalmic plastic surgeons are also board certified Ophthalmologists. Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons care for problems that specifically involve the eyelids, the tear drainage system and the area behind the eye (the orbit.)

Dr. Gross is fellowship trained in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and is an accredited member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (ASOPRS.) 


The skin surrounding the eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive in the body. As previously noted, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are board certified ophthalmologists who have completed additional, specialized plastic surgical training in cosmetic and non-cosmetic problems that affect the eyelids, and the structures surrounding the eyelids. This additional training qualifies them to perform intricate surgery on the eyelids, tear drainage system and orbit.

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery maintains rigorous national standards for training and accreditation in the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery. Only those surgeons who have completed an appropriate fellowship, passed an entrance examination and written an approved thesis can become an ASOPRS member.

ASOPRS was founded in 1969 to establish a qualified body of surgeons who have training and experience in this highly specialized field. Currently, ASOPRS has over 500 national and international members. It sponsors several scientific meetings yearly.



Here are some of the oculoplastic procedures performed by Dr. Gross:

CHALAZION EXCISION: The term: chalazion or “stye” refers to an eyelid cyst that occurs when an eyelid margin gland becomes blocked. A chalazion often becomes red and painful. Some may disappear on their own. Approximately 50% require an office drainage procedure. This is most often performed under a local anesthetic on the underside of the affected eyelid and leaves no visible scar.

EYELID GROWTH EXCISION: Many types of growths, cancerous and non-cancerous, may affect the eyelids. Special surgical techniques are required to maintain normal eyelid function and appearance. Most benign growths can be removed in the office. Cancerous growths are usually removed in the operating room.

BLEPHAROPLASTY: Blepharoplasty refers to the surgical procedure that removes excess eyelid skin and fat from upper and lower eyelids. Individuals with excessive skin, puffiness and/or wrinkling are ideal candidates for this procedure. Many insurance companies will pay for upper eyelid Blepharoplasty if the excess upper eyelid tissue interferes with one’s vision.

PTOSIS REPAIR: Droopiness (ptosis) or “sagging” of the upper eyelids from aging, injury or disease can obstruct vision and create a tired or aged appearance. Surgery can be performed to tighten a tiny muscle in the upper eyelid to restore vision and re-establish normal eyelid position.

TEAR DUCT SURGERY: Watery eyes can be a sign of a blocked tear duct. Tear duct surgery can be performed to restore normal drainage and eliminate tearing.

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