Thanos I. Bezatis is an ophthalmic surgeon and specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as cataract surgery.
Ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon
Dr. Thanos I. Bezatis, MD, PhD, FEBOphth
Surgical and minimal invasive procedures that aim to improve signs of the ageing around the eyes.
Lacrimal Disorders – Watery Eye
Watering is caused either due to overproduction of tears or impaired drainage.
Plastic or Ophthalmic Surgeon?
The eyelid area is a very specialized area. Surprisingly, cosmetic eyelid surgery is still widely used by general plastic surgeons, although it is widely accepted in Europe and the United States that eyelid surgery should be performed by surgeons who have specialized in and trained in eye diseases and surgery. The reason for this common assumption is that the eyelids are necessary for the protection and proper functioning of the eye and therefore any surgery on them can have a direct serious impact on the eye. The general plastic surgeon cannot assess the health of the eye surface and is therefore unable to calculate possible complications by selecting the right candidates for surgery. Ophthalmic surgeons have completed many years of basic ophthalmology training and are familiar with the use of ophthalmic equipment. The table below summarizes the differences between general plastic and ophthalmic surgeons.
|Ophthalmic Surgeon||Plastic Surgeon|
|Trained in eyelid surgery||✓||✓|
|Performs surgery on other parts of the body such as the chest, abdomen||–||✓|
|Trained in the treatment of functional problems of the eyelids such as ptosis, cancer, entropions / ectropions||✓||–|
|Performs operations on the eyelids and the eye only||✓||–|
|Trained to examine the eye||✓||–|
|Can recognize eye-related contraindications preoperatively||✓||–|
|Μay examine the eye postoperatively to exclude any complications in the eye.||✓||–|
|Μay experience any ophthalmic complications after surgery||✓||–|