Dr. Kenneth E. Morgenstern, Founder of The Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery is a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyes and facial structures, as well as one of the most trained and experienced Lancaster oculoplastic surgeons.
The aesthetic procedures offered can treat signs of aging around your eyes and on your face, including a brow lift, cheek lift, facelift, eye lift, or neck lift. You can also receive an eyelid correction and upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Reconstructive surgeries can correct issues such as congenital birth defects, facial and orbital fractures, Mohs Closure, myogenic ptosis, orbital tumors, skin cancer, and tear duct surgery. There are also non-surgical options like Botox, dermal fillers (Juvederm, Kybela, Latisse, and Radiesse), chemical and TCA peels, IPL laser, and microdermabrasion.
When it comes to correcting an issue with your eyes, Dr. Morgenstern is one of the best oculoplastic surgeons Lancaster has to offer.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Dr. Morgenstern, MD, FACS, is dedicated to providing the best care for his patients through his extensive education and experience, his attention to detail and a commitment to giving you the most natural-looking results.
He founded Morgenstern Center envisioning a medical center that could deliver state-of-the-art medical care in a personal, professional setting. Dr. Morgenstern is one of the most highly trained and specialized facial plastic surgeons in the country with a background and extensive specialty training in craniofacial, ophthalmological, cosmetic, and oculoplastic surgery. He is one of the few oculoplastic surgeons in Lancaster and Philadelphia trained in oculofacial plastic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyes and its surrounding structures, as well as facial cosmetic surgery.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Emory University, Dr. Morgenstern earned his MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, where he was awarded a categorical surgery position and became chief residency. At Pennsylvania Medical Society, he was named resident of the year and received the Humanitarian award.
Dr. Morgenstern's continued his training in ophthalmology at West Virginia University, oculoplastic surgery at the Ohio State University, craniofacial surgery at the Children's Hospital of Columbus, and facial cosmetic surgery at the Center for Facial Rejuvenation.
To become a board certified member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Morgenstern met stringent requirements for elite educational and training qualifications and demonstrate his expertise, knowledge, and skill in a certain specialty, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the eyes, head, face and neck. He also completed fellowship training specific to plastic surgery of the eye area allowing him to gain experience and skill in reconstructing and aesthetically improving the eye and its surrounding structures.
As an active participant in his field, Dr. Morgenstern has contributed to clinical research, authored articles and book chapters, and has made presentations nationally and internationally. He is actively involved in medical education at Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he works closely with ophthalmology residents in clinic and in the operating room.
An oculoplastic surgeon is an expert on procedures involving the upper face. They perform an additional two years of training specifically on surgeries of the eyebrows, eyelids, forehead, lacrimal (tear drain), midface, and orbit (eye socket) allowing to become experts in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, specifically in the eye area and surrounding structures.
Conditions Treated by an Oculoplastic Surgeon
There are different types of surgery that an oculoplastic surgeon can perform, including:
The aging process can take its toll on your eyes and face creating sagginess and wrinkles, among other issues. When it comes to facial rejuvenation, many patients seek treatment through minimally invasive skin procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers to deal with facial wrinkles or surgery to lift and sculpt their face and eyes.
The major types of facial and oculoplastic surgeries include brow lift (endoscopic, direct or indirect), face and cheek lifts (facelift or mid-facelift), facial (cosmetic surgery around the eye and eyelids), or skin resurfacing (using CO2, laser or a chemical peel).
Many problems can occur in the eye socket and consequently affect the function of an eye. Some of these issues can include infections, inflammatory disease, and an injury from trauma and can lead to pain, swelling, double vision or even loss of vision.
The major types of reconstructive surgery involving the bones around the eye include management of orbital tumors, orbital reconstruction after facial trauma, repair of clogged tear duct system or fractures, surgery to treat a thyroid issue like Grave's disease or the loss of an eye.
It is surprising how small and delicate your eyelids are and yet crucial to the health and protection of your eyes. The aging process can affect the eyelids because tissue stretches, sags and loses volume and the skin thins out. Surgery can help repair certain issues like ptosis which can interfere with your vision.
The major types of eyelid surgery include blepharoplasty for the upper and lower eyelid, management of dry eye, ptosis for droopy eyelid, reconstruction of skin tumors such as basal cell and melanoma to deal with the skin around the eyes, and issues related to eyelid laxity, lagophthalmos and malposition.