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Pediatric Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery

Pediatric Oculoplastic Service

The Pediatric Oculoplastic Service at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia offers comprehensive evaluation and correction of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system in babies and children up to 18 years of age. Our clinical team’s expertise focuses on complex diseases and disease processes such as eyelid lesions/malformations, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, microphthalmia/anophthalmia, orbital diseases/tumors, and craniofacial diseases.

Common conditions we treat include:

The two most common conditions we treat are congenital ptosis (drooping eyelids) and congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (which typically manifests as tearing). Congenital ptosis can potentially lead to permanent vision loss in children, requiring careful evaluation and management. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction is even more common. About 5 percent of all infants have an immature tear drainage apparatus and have tearing soon after birth.


  • Trauma/lacerations
  • Congenital eyelid anomalies
  • Chalazia/Hordeoulum
  • Trichiasis/Distichasis
  • Entropion/Ectropion
  • Neoplasms - benign/malignant
  • Post-MOHs repairs
  • Ptosis (congenital and acquired)


  • Anophthalmia/microphthalmia
  • Trauma/fractures
  • Thyroid orbitopathy 
  • Tumors - benign/malignant
  • Congenital orbital anomalies
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and management (optic nerve sheath fenestrations)
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Orbital subperiosteal abscess 

Lacrimal system:

  • Lacrimal gland tumors 
  • Canalicular injury/trauma/obstruction
  • Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Punctal stenosis/atresia
  • Congenital intranasal cysts
  • Congenital dacryocystoceles
  • Dacryocystitis/dacryoadenitis
  • Inflammatory and infectious diseases of the lacrimal system

Our Oculoplastics Team

  • Maryam Nazemzadeh, MD (Medical Director)
  • Pamela Reyes (Ophthalmology Assistant)

Additional Information

Hamaker Court (Fairfax) – Suite 500