Preoperative assessment of the eye and periocular region

Proper preoperative assessment of the eye and periocular region is essential to verify ocular health and vision and to obtain an optimal surgical result. A systematic approach to reviewing the ocular history, review of systems, and pertinent physical exam will be discussed. This is important to identify not only underlying ocular conditions but also potentially serious systemic conditions with ocular manifestations that can impact the patient’s overall health. A thorough exam by a qualified provider is needed if there are any management issues regarding the presence of a condition(s) that can impact the surgical outcome.


Preop; eye; eyelids; medical; ocular; ophthalmic; orbit; periocular; periorbital surgery; plastic; preoperative; vision safety