The art and science of Beautiful Eyes


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Dr. Akshay G. Nair

 Oculoplastic Surgery is plastic surgery but focussed on the area around the eye. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist who has received training in this highly specialised branch.  Dr. Akshay Nair, in one such internationally recognised oculoplastic surgeon, author and speaker. He has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications in medical literature. Additionally he has co-authored 15 chapters in text books. Dr. Nair believes in evidence based medicine and using his sound training in oculoplastic surgery, his keen sense of aesthetics and sharp skills, he has been able to deliver optimal outcomes in thousands of happy and satisfied patients from different parts of the world. Dr Nair has been associated with the field of oculoplastics for over a decade and his surgical skills and clinical judgment are valued and thus sought by an expansive clientele from many countries.

Why Choose An Oculoplastic Surgeon?

The eyelids and surrounding structures are complex and are fragile structures that are extremely important to maintaining vision. In addition, the eyes are the first thing that anyone notices on a person’s face. By having specialized in ophthalmology as well as oculoplastic surgery; oculoplastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform complex eyelid, orbital and cosmetic surgery around the eye and also to provide care the eye itself may need. Typically, an oculoplastic surgeon undergoes a three-year residency training in ophthalmology (diseases of the eye). Following this, they undergo a two or three-year specialized training in oculoplastic surgery. Here they receive specialized training in the treatment and surgery of all eyelid and orbital diseases, trauma, tumours as well as aesthetic surgery and cosmetic procedures pertaining to the eyes and the face. While other specialists such as ENT surgeons and general plastic surgeons may also perform eyelid surgeries; the practice of oculoplastic surgeons is focused only on the eyelids, orbit and surrounding areas. Thus, this gives the Oculoplastic Surgeon like Dr Akshay Nair an unequalled level of training, expertise and experience to handle any sort of complex issues involved in plastic surgery around the eye. 


Diplomate of the National Board; Ophthalmology - Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery & Ocular Oncology, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

International Council of Ophthalmology Fellow - New York Eye & ear infirmary of Mount Sinai,  USA

Member, Oculoplastics Association of India

Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery



Dr Akshay Nair honoured with 'Ophthalmic Hero of India' Award by the President of AIOS, Dr Mahipal Sachdev

Dr Akshay Nair in conversation, discussing, the finer points of ptosis surgery

Dr Akshay Nair conducting a live Botox Injection demonstration at an invited instruction course at the meet. 

Speakers at the invited session on Ophthalmic Education:
(L-R) Dr. Meenakshi S, Dr Rashmin Gandhi, Dr Devendra Venkatramani and Dr. Akshay Nair

Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic Surgery is the specialty that deals with the eyelids, the bony orbit around the eye, the eyebrows as well and the tear ducts and glands. In addition to being a qualified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Akshay Nair has special expertise in performing facial cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Akshay Nair, was recently inducted as a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) - only the fourth surgeon from India to be accepted.

Dr Tamara Fountain, President, ASOPRS inducting Dr. Nair as an International Member; Chicago; October 2018

Before & After Pictures:
 Stunning, natural and Real
(Droopy eyes)

Drooping down of the upper eyelids is called ‘Ptosis’ or ‘Blepharoptosis’ .  The result is that one eye looks smaller than the other eye. This condition, which is commonly called ‘droopy eyes’, can affect one eye or both the eyes. The surgical treatment of ptosis requires, skill, expertise and precision. 

Artifical eyes
(Ocular Prosthesis)

An artificial eye or an ocular prosthesis is a shell that can be used to correct the appearance of a person who may have lost an eye to injury, disease or infection. In some cases, the eye may appear shrunken or disfigured which may require a surgery to remove it and place an implant in its place. Over this implant, a custom made prosthesis (artifical eye) is fitted.

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