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Pediatric Surgery Specialist

Rand Rodgers, MD -  - Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

Rand Rodgers, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Great Neck, NY

Like adults, children might require eyelid or orbital surgery because of a traumatic injury, eyelid deformity, or growth. At his private practice with locations in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Great Neck, and New Rochelle, New York, ophthalmic plastic surgeon Rand Rodgers, MD, offers pediatric surgery for babies, children, and teenagers. Schedule a consultation over the phone or online to learn more about pediatric surgery options.

Pediatric Surgery Q&A

What is pediatric surgery?

Dr. Rodgers and his highly skilled pediatric surgery team repair eyelid or orbital problems in children of all ages. During surgery, he can:

  • Repair a drooping eyelids
  • Repair inward or outward facing eyelids
  • Correct other cosmetic eyelid concerns
  • Repair orbital fractures
  • Remove benign eyelid growths
  • Correct tearing problems
  • Reduce double vision or blurry vision

Dr. Rodgers uses his expertise and advanced surgical technology to give your child the best results safely and effectively.


What are the benefits of pediatric surgery?

Your child can reap numerous benefits after undergoing pediatric surgery with Dr. Rodgers and his team. If they suffer from a sports-related orbital bone fracture, pediatric surgery helps improve the shape and symmetry of their face and ensure proper healing. 

Excessive tearing and eyelid deformities can feel uncomfortable, but surgical solutions offer relief. Dr. Rodgers repairs cosmetic eyelid concerns that negatively affect your child’s vision or self-esteem.


Which type of procedure is right for my child?

To find out if your child is a good candidate for pediatric surgery, Dr. Rodgers and his team review their medical history and ask questions about their symptoms. He also examines their eyes, eyelids, and face and might recommend X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 


What happens during pediatric surgery?

Prior to pediatric surgery with Dr. Rodgers, follow all pre-procedure instructions. The surgical team can give your child general anesthesia to put them to sleep or local anesthesia with a sedative to relax them.

Dr. Rodgers makes an incision and removes tissue, reconstructs eyelids, or repairs fractures. He might insert titanium plates or implants into your child’s orbital area in the case of a severe injury or deformity. After surgery, he closes the incisions, and your child rests in a separate recovery area. 


What should I expect during my child’s recovery?

Your child can usually go home the same day as surgery. Follow Dr. Rodger’s post-surgery instructions. Have your child take medications or use eye drops as prescribed and get plenty of rest. 

Depending on the type of surgery your child undergoes, they might avoid bending, lifting, and participating in sports activities until Dr. Rodgers says it’s okay. Attend all follow-up appointments so that he can monitor your child’s recovery.

If your child has an eyelid or orbital injury or deformity, schedule a consultation with Rand Rodgers, MD, and his team by phone or online today.