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Philip L. Custer, MD, FACS

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas

Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eyelid and Orbital Diseases
Cosmetic Eyelid, Forehead and Cheek Surgery

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, endoscopic forehead and midface procedures; eyelid lesions and skin cancers, eyelid malpositions (ptosis, ectropion, entropion), lacrimal (tearing) disorders, post-traumatic deformities, ophthalmic reconstructive surgery, orbital conditions, enucleation/socket reconstruction, thyroid eye disease, ocular oncology and orbital tumors.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Eye Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 12
Office Phone: 314-362-3937
Fax: 314-362-3725

Education

Education

Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida 1984
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1982
Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennesse 1978
B.S.: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesse 1974

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Compliance with Protective Lens Wear in Anophthalmic Patients.
Neimkin MG, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb 10;

PMID:
    26866334
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Lower Eyelid Reconstruction with Combined Sliding Tarsal and Rhomboid Skin Flaps.
Custer PL, Neimkin M
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May-Jun; 32(3)230-2. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000626.

PMID:
    26784554
    [PubMed - in process]
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Observations on Prostaglandin Orbitopathy.
Custer PL, Kent TL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar-Apr; 32(2)102-5. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000431.

PMID:
    25719374
    [PubMed - in process]
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Carotid cavernous sinus fistulas without superior ophthalmic vein enlargement.
Jacobs SM, Arias EJ, Derdeyn CP, Couch SM, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun; 31(3)191-6. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000241.

PMID:
    25105521
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pitfalls of ophthalmic radiographic imaging.
Custer PL, Kent TL
Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 25(5)432-5. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000064.

PMID:
    24852199
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Divided eyelid nevus: a lid-sparing, staged surgical approach.
Jacobs SM, Couch SM, Custer PL
Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 156(4)813-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2013.05.032.

PMID:
    23891331
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bleeding complications in both anticoagulated and nonanticoagulated surgical patients.
Kent TL, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar-Apr; 29(2)113-7. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31827f599e.

PMID:
    23328783
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Topical 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of periocular actinic keratosis and low-grade squamous malignancy.
Couch SM, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun; 28(3)181-3. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3182467c68.

PMID:
    22460673
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Functional indications for upper eyelid ptosis and blepharoplasty surgery: a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Cahill KV, Bradley EA, Meyer DR, Custer PL, Holck DE, Marcet MM, Mawn LA
Ophthalmology. 2011 Dec; 118(12)2510-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.09.029.

PMID:
    22019388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Periorbital edema secondary to imatinib mesylate.
McClelland CM, Harocopos GJ, Custer PL
Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 May 14; 4427-31.

PMID:
    20505834
    [PubMed]
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Traumatic enucleation with avulsion of the ophthalmic artery resulting in aneurysm-like subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Limbrick DD Jr, Behdad A, Derdeyn CP, Custer PL, Zipfel GJ, Santiago P
J Neurosurg. 2009 Oct; 111(4)653-7. doi: 10.3171/2009.2.17687.

PMID:
    19374504
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of Lorenz titanium implants in orbital fracture repair.
Chang SH, Custer PL, Mohadjer Y, Scott E
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 25(2)119-22. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31819ac7c5.

PMID:
    19300154
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Orbital radiation for graves ophthalmopathy: a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Bradley EA, Gower EW, Bradley DJ, Meyer DR, Cahill KV, Custer PL, Holck DE, Woog JJ
Ophthalmology. 2008 Feb; 115(2)398-409.

PMID:
    18082885
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Porous implant exposure: Incidence, management, and morbidity.
Custer PL, Trinkaus KM
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb; 23(1)1-7.

PMID:
    17237680
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Complications of sclera-covered enucleation implants.
Custer PL, McCaffery S
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 22(4)269-73.

PMID:
    16855498
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Repair of marginal eyelid defects with 7-0 chromic sutures.
Custer PL, Vick V
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 22(4)256-8.

PMID:
    16855495
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The spectrum of orbital Rosai-Dorfman disease.
Mohadjer Y, Holds JB, Rootman J, Wilson MW, Gigantelli JW, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May-Jun; 22(3)163-8.

PMID:
    16714922
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multiple myeloma presenting in the lacrimal sac.
Pradhan S, Custer PL
Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar; 141(3)563-4.

PMID:
    16490508
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cosmetic oculofacial applications of botulinum toxin: a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Kaltreider SA, Kennedy RH, Woog JJ, Bradley EA, Custer PL, Meyer DR, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee Oculoplastics Panel
Ophthalmology. 2005 Jun; 112(6)1159-67.

PMID:
    15936443
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ophthalmic management of the facial palsy patient.
Custer PL
Semin Plast Surg. 2004 Feb; 18(1)31-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2004-823121.

PMID:
    20574468
    [PubMed]
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Notes

Memberships
•    Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
•    Fellow, American College of Surgeons
•    Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Honors and Awards
•    Best Doctors in America, Inc.
•    Lester Jones Anatomy Award,  American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
•    Academic Teacher of the Year, Washington University Department of Ophthalmology
•    Senior Achievement Award,  American Academy of Ophthalmology
•    Distinguished Alumnus Award,  Washington University Department of Ophthalmology
•    Special Recognition Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Named Lectures Delivered

•    Featured Member Speaker, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2000
•    Foundation Lecturer, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013
•    Distinguished Alumnus Lecture, Washington University Department of Ophthalmology, 2014
•    Wendell Hughes Lecture, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2014
•    William N. Williford Distinguished Lecturer, University of Tennessee, 2015