Baptist Eye Surgeons Welcomes Dr. Anzeljc For Functional & Cosmetic Eye Surgeries

Ophthalmology specialist Dr. Andrew Anzeljc will be joining Baptist Eye Surgeons in August, 2018. Dr. Anzeljc specializes in oculoplastic, tear duct, and orbital surgery, essentially meaning anything around but not in the eyeball.

Dr. Anzeljc obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2012, completed his internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013 and his residency in Ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta in 2016. He then completed a fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at Emory University in Atlanta in 2018 before joining Baptist Eye Surgeons.

Dr. Anzeljc concentrates on two fields of oculoplastic procedures: functional and cosmetic.

Functional Surgeries

The functional procedures Dr. Anzeljc performs are targeted to helping people have healthier functioning eyes or improved vision. These functional procedures may include:

  • Upper and lower eyelid surgery for improved vision
  • Correction of excessive tearing or tear duct issues
  • Correction of eyelid defects
  • Botox for facial spasm and for tearing
  • Inflammatory problems of eyelids and orbit
  • Orbital or eye socket tumors

Dr. Anzeljc notes that many patients with droopy eyelids assume that any surgical correction of their condition is purely cosmetic, but this isn’t the case. If droopy eyelids are impeding your vision, then surgical procedures known as blepharoplasty or ptosis repair are usually considered medically necessary and may be covered by insurance.


The cosmetic procedures that Dr. Anzeljc performs are not medically necessary for healthy functioning eyes, but instead are geared towards helping a patient feel better about their appearance. Cosmetic procedures that Dr. Anzeljc offers include:

  • Botox for wrinkles
  • Facial fillers
  • Blepharoplasty to lift eyelids
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty to reduce eye bags
  • Brow lifts

Dr. Anzeljc says, “A large proportion of patients are interested in improving the appearance of aging, but they don’t know who to ask, or are embarrassed to ask,” he says, adding, “We have many safe and effective ways to rejuvenate the face that do not involve surgery. Cosmetic procedures are becoming more commonplace for men as well as women, so if anyone is curious about botox or fillers or other possibilities I encourage them to have a consultation.”

When not seeing patients at Baptist Eye Surgeons, Dr. Anzeljc enjoys spending time with his wife, Samantha, their five-year-old son, Luka, and 7-month old twin sons, Micah and Noah.

Baptist Eye Surgeons is an ophthalmological practice dedicated to providing quality eye care to patients whose needs range from routine comprehensive eye examinations to the treatment of complex eye diseases. The team of doctors are proud to welcome Dr. Anzeljc to the practice in order to add functional and cosmetic eyelid and orbital procedures to the extensive services available to our patients.

To request an appointment or get directions to our Knoxville and Morristown locations, visit our website. Call us at 865-579-3920 for more information or visit us online to schedule an appointment.

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