Wade Brock, MD, FACS
Arkansas Oculoplastic Surgery, PLLC, Little Rock, AR

Wade D. Brock, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and facial cosmetic surgeon. He is the founding and managing member of Arkansas Oculoplastic Surgery, PLLC in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Brock serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the UAMS College of Medicine. A native of Arkansas, Dr. Brock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He completed a medical/surgical internship in Tucson, AZ, and an ophthalmology residency at UAMS. After his residency, he graduated from a two-year fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. Dr. Brock is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He was voted Best Doctors by his peers locally and nationwide from 2011-2020. He received the Robert F. Jackson Award for attaining the highest score on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Oral Examination in 2013. In 2019, he received 1st place in the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting Poster contest for the presentation of his cosmetic lower eyelid blepharoplasty techniques. In his free time, he enjoys fly-fishing, dinners with friends, reading and spending time with his family.

Take Home Message

Lower eyelid retraction and ectropion following cosmetic lower eyelid blepharoplasty are challenging to manage for several reasons; they can be devastating to the patient and physician. Dr. Brock will discuss surgical concepts and techniques to avoid lower eyelid complications and how to best correct them when they occur. He will also provide pearls on the more intangible, but equally important aspects of treatment, to include communicating with the patient and referring physician, and managing expectations.