Congenital Oculofacial Disorders

Nationally Recognized in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Congenital Disorders

A congenital disorder is a condition that is present at birth or shortly thereafter. The cause of these disorders can be a number of things, including intrauterine environment, genetic abnormalities, chromosomal abnormalities, infection or cellular error during development in the uterus. Dr. McInnes treats oculofacial abnormalities to restore function and appearance.

Congenital cases treated by Dr. McInnes:

  • Blepharoptosis (droopy eyelids or eyelids that don't open all the way)
  • Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (chronic or excessive tearing)
  • Epiblepharon (eyelashes rubbing on eye)
  • Dermoid (cysts commonly found around the eye and eye socket)
  • Tumors (malignant and benign) of the eye, eyelids, eyebrow/forehead, and eye socket (including dermoid cysts)
  • Anophthalmos/cryptophthalmos


    In cases involving young patients, this procedure is done in the operating room. Dr. McInnes will meet with you for an exam and address your individual situation and discuss the risks and benefits of having surgery to help make the right decision for you or your child. Aesthetic Eye will also pre-authorize any procedures with your insurance company for you if surgery is the right choice.