Oculoplastic Surgery in Africa

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General Overview

Ocular plastic surgery is one the greatest progressions that medical science has taken. From appealing to patients who are on the lookout for some cosmetic alterations to their eyes or even to patients with marked defects of the ocular region, there is a whole lot of issues that oculoplastic surgery can cure.

The Dark Continent, Africa including Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa has always been a sort of mysterious land over the ages. However, contrary to its name, the country has advanced in terms of economy, livelihood, living standards and progress with time. Medical science too has developed fairly well over the years across Africa. The countries in Africa have seen massive leaps that practitioners of medicine have taken over the eras. Oculoplastic surgery or ocular plastic surgery is one such field that has see tremendous progress across all countries in Africa. From leading surgeons all over the world visiting the hospitals in Africa to in-country services for oculoplastic surgery, ample growth has been generated.

Surgery for all needs of the ocular type is considered risky but when done by the best hands, this can be trusted to be a life-long cure. When it comes to the main facilities around this area of services across Africa, the general trend that is see is presence along main hospitals in the big cities.

Oculoplastic Surgery in India

India is a growing hub when it comes to the genre of medical tourism.  Patients from all over the world come to visit India for availing medical services of varied types. This also includes oculoplastic surgery. Surgery of the ocular region is an advanced frilled that is practiced only by the best of the best plastic surgeons. Luckily, India has a number of resources that make plastic surgery or oculoplastic surgery easier to be performed here than elsewhere.

Dr. Debraj Shome is a well-reputed name who is respected for his immense skills and portfolio. He has been applauded as being the best of the best in the field of oculoplastic surgery.  He comes with a strong background in this domains and used top-notch resources from the biggest super-specialities to make most cases a success. Dr. Shome has become a trusted pick among patients from Africa as well as from other parts of the world. He is known as a practitioners who cares for his patients, never once letting them feel lacking in terms of care and suggestions.

Cost comparison

In Africa, the general estimated cost or pricing for all ocular surgery services varies in leaps and bounds across its duffer countries. There is a vast amount of difference that one centre or hospital might charge from another. In India, you might be able to get most services or surgeries of the oculoplastic kinds done from upwards of INR 50,000 to 80,000. There could be further charges involved but even then, the packages for tourists of the medical niche from Africa as affordable.

Dr. Debraj Shome And His Accolades

Since Oculoplastic Surgery is of high demand among patients across Africa and other countries, Dr. Shome’s fame is spreading all the more. Dr. Debraj Shome’s interests comprise of-


  • Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Face Lifts
  • Mid-Face lifts
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery post Facial fractures and cancers
  • Rhytidectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelash enhancement
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Auricular Repositioning
  • Hair Transplants and Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Facial & Orbital Fracture Repairs
  • Neck Lifts
  • Jaw Contouring
  • Reconstructive Surgery for Facial & Eyelid Cancers
  • Facial implants
  • Lip Augmentation & enhancement
  • Facial Flaps & Grafts for Facial Cancers,
  • Orbicularis Oculi Myectomy for intractable Hemifacial spasm & Blepharospasm
  • Eyelid Surgery viz. Ectropion

The above list is not exhaustive. His honors include-

  • Bharat Biotech – LVPEI Travel Grant Award in 2005
  • Travelling Grant Fellowship Award from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow for his work in Oncology research in 2005
  • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Ophthalmology’s ‘Head and Neck Surgery’;
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Journal, ‘Dermatologic Surgery’ and for the ‘Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.’

He is the current head of Facial Plastic Surgery centre at the Apollo Spectra hospital, Mumbai, India. This is among the best centres that caters to ultra-super specialty surgery in the counter.

Dr. Shome specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Oculoplastic surgery, ocular and facial cancers, orbital, lacrimal & socket surgery. He is presently attached to many multi-specialty hospitals. He is one of the leading oculoplastic, Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons in the world. He is current based out of Mumbai, India. He also co-founded the Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad. Dr. Shome was also the head for the Department of Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery at the aforesaid clinic from the years 2009 to 2011.Dr. Shome is the Co-Founder of and also head of Institute of Aesthetic Surgery – The Esthetic Clinics, at JCI accredited top-line multi-specialty Indian corporate hospital.


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