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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. 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.