The Oculplastics Specialists at The Eye Institute of West Florida primarily treat the eyelids and the skin around the eyes and face. Our fellowship-trained Oculoplastic Specialists are experts in eyelid surgery, brow lifts, injectables and laser skin resurfacing.
Our team offers patients compassionate care in a comfortable environment. Visit any of our six locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Largo and Clearwater to experience how we treat patients and their family members.
Oculoplastic services are comprised of procedures, surgeries, and treatments to the soft tissue and bone in relation to the facial muscles, eyelids, and orbital anatomy. Our Specialists provides medically necessary and cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures for the eyes, face, and skin to patients throughout Tampa Bay.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeons are ophthalmologists that specialize in eyelids, the tear system, the orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye), and the face. There are only about 20 ophthalmologists each year that are selected for this specialized training in this field.
Our Oculoplastic Specialists are experts in medically necessary plastic and reconstructive surgery including:
Dr. Brandon Clair and Dr. Stacia Goldey are fellowship-trained ophthalmologists with advanced medical training in the subspecialty of the oculoplastic surgery. At The Eye Institute of West Florida, you will always receive the personal attention of an expert to help diagnose and treat your condition.
Ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid. Droopy eyelids in general occur when the edge of the upper eyelid falls from its normal position and is usually occurs as we age. There are no risk factors for ptosis. However, sagging skin can be exaggerated when you have other underlying conditions such as puffy eyes, allergies, swelling, or inflammation and as a result of a stroke or trauma.
Because you want the best outcome from your eyelid procedure, choosing a qualified oculoplastic surgeon is essential. Only an oculoplastic surgeon offers the skills, training and certification necessary to qualify as an eyelid specialist. To become an oculoplastic specialist, an ophthalmologist must complete additional post-residency training to study problems associated with eyelids, tear ducts, orbits and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face.
The Oculoplastic Specialists at The Eye Institute of West Florida are here to help. A detailed examination is required to understand the severity of your situation along with the your goals and expectations of the outcome.
When you are choosing where you will have your eyelid surgery or aesthetics treatment plan, we are available to consult you on your options. Give us a call at 727-581-8706 to schedule your consultation.
If you are interested in reading more about the different oculofacial and aesthetic treatment options including eyelid surgery, BOTOX®, cosmetic fillers and more, please refer to the following pages:
Choose The Eye Institute of West Florida for your eyelid and aesthetics needs to get the best results possible.
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"As a patient of The Eye Institute St Petersburg I was referred to have corrective lower eye lid surgery caused by a stroke 30+ yrs ago. On numerous occasions over the years I was told by Doctors surgery was not possible or too difficult which was very disheartening. On my initial meeting I was consulted in a comforting and confident manner describing what should be done to correct my eye. I knew immediately I was in the right hands. It is four plus weeks since my surgery and the skill, precision, and expertise given by the surgeon was second to none. I am amazed and so pleased with the results my only regret is not hearing about this institute and its skilled board certified doctors sooner."
Carol – Patient of The Eye Institute of West Florida
Brandon C. Clair, M.D. Brandon C. Clair, M.D. is an ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic, orbital, and reconstructive surgery. After growing up outside of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Clair completed medical school in New York at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He then went to Baltimore, MD for his internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he met his wife. Afterwards, he returned to New York for his ophthalmology residency at the University of Buffalo Medical Center, where he was selected as chief resident. Dr. Clair then pursued additional training through fellowships in orbital, oculoplastic, and reconstructive surgery, as well as neuro-ophthalmology. All of his fellowships were completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Throughout his training and career, Dr. Clair has been a steady member of the scientific community, with broad research interests across different medical, surgical, and ophthalmologic specialties and subspecialties producing many peer-reviewed publications in various medical journals. His desire to pursue research and scientific innovation has also culminated in his presence on the scientific advisory boards of several biotechnology corporations focusing on ophthalmologic and oncologic disease. Dr. Clair’s current research and innovative interests are within cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive periorbital surgery. He resides in Clearwater with his wife, son, and dog. He spends his spare time with his family and pursuing his hobbies of basketball, watersports, and enjoying the Tampa area beaches with his family.
Stacia Goldey, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Goldey received her undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, Summa Cum Laude, and her medical degree with honors from the University of Florida. She served her residency at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida, followed by a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Goldey is board-certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Medical Association. Dr. Goldey is on the National Education Faculty for BOTOX® Cosmetic. She is on the staff of Florida Hospital Waterman, and has published several articles about Oculoplastic Surgery.