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  • Specialized Plastic Surgery for around the eyes.

    Dr. Hurley is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon.

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What is Oculofacial Plastic Surgery?

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, also known as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive, Oculofacial or Eye Plastic Surgery, is a surgical subspecialty of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hurley deals with the medical and surgical management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (bony socket) and the adjacent face. Dr. Hurley is an Ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional advanced training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and surrounding structures.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery is plastic surgery as it pertains to the area around the eye. The eyelids and surrounding areas are extremely complex and delicate structures that are vital to the preservation of sight and are important features of a normal facial appearance. Since surgery in this area can affect one’s ability to see, Oculofacial Surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform this delicate surgery and to provide care the eye itself may need.

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Benefits of choosing Dr. Hurley, an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

P. Emmett Hurley, MD MS

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hurley was born and raised in Western New York and enjoys serving the community he grew up in. He attended Canisius High School and then traveled to Syracuse to attend Le Moyne College. After graduating from LeMoyne, Dr Hurley went on to receive a Master's degree of science at SUNY Buffalo, followed by a Medical Degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. After completing a one year internship and a three year residency in Ophthalmology, he was accepted into a highly sought after ASOPRS Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and was accepted into the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society. As an ASOPRS member, Dr. Hurley is best suited to treat patients with eyelid, eyebrows, orbital and tear duct abnormalities.

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What is an “eyelid lift?"

Posted by P Emmett Hurley MD, MS

Every day, I evaluate and treat patients with droopy eyelids (ptosis) and excess skin (dermatochalasis). A droopy eyelid (ptosis) is surgically corrected with a ptosis repair, while excess skin…

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