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Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery

Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery is led by Dr. Larissa Habib, providing treatment of diseases affecting the eyelids, tear drain system, and orbit (tissue and bone surrounding the eye).

Yale Ophthalmology physicians provide diagnosis and treatment of the following:

  • Eyelid – Malposition
    • Ptosis – droopy eyelids
    • Entropion – eyelids turned in
    • Ectropion – eyelids turned out
    • Trichiasis – misdirected eyelashes
  • Eyelid – growths
    • Benign neoplasms – papillomas, nevi (moles)
    • Skin Cancers – basal cell, squamous cell, sebaceous cell and melanomas
  • Eyelid – Inflammation
    • Chalazion – Styes
    • Infections – Cellulitis
  • Lacrimal – Tear Drain System
    • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction – blocked tear drain
    • Dacryocystitis - Infections
  • Orbit – Soft tissue and bone around eye
    • Trauma – fractures and lacerations
    • Inflammation – Thyroid Eye Disease
    • Tumors – Benign Growths and Cancers
    • Anophthalmia – Loss of an eye

Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery Faculty

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

    Dr. Habib completed her an ASOPRS fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts.  She obtained her M.D. from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School. From there she underwent residency training in ophthalmology at Columbia University and went on to complete her first fellowship in Ocular Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Habib has presented her research at many national conferences, including ARVO, ASOPRS and NANOS.  She has played a strong role in resident education through conferences, mentorship, as well as direct surgical and clinical supervision.  She currently serves as an editor for the Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network Ocular Oncology division.  In addition, she has served as a reviewer for numerous journals including American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Orbit.  Her research interests include orbital disease, orbital trauma and fracture, periocular and ocular malignancy, thyroid eye disease, and reconstructive surgery.

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

    Dr. Lim is Director of the Ocular Oncology Program.  Dr. Lim completed her fellowships in Ocular Oncology and Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.  She completed medical school training and residency at Downstate Medical Center in New York.  Dr. Lim has authored over 30 peer reviewed publications and presents her research for national and international audiences.  She is an editor for the Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network Ocular Oncology division.  Dr. Lim works with an outstanding team of specialists at Smilow Cancer Center to provide comprehensive care for patients with oncologic eye disease.  Her clinical interests include: uveal melanoma, eyelid and orbital tumors, eyelid reconstruction, and eyelid malposition.  She is available for consultation for all disorders involving cancer in the eye and periocular region, as well as functional and cosmetic oculoplastic surgery.