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Orbital decompression is a service applied to those suffering from exophthalmos. This is a condition in which one’s eyes bulge beyond what they should. If your eyes are not in alignment with your orbital socket, you may need surgery. At In Focus, our surgeons specialize in providing orbital decompression and delivering high-quality results that restore your appearance. Call us today, and we will find a solution to your issue.

What Is Exophthalmos?

Exophthalmos is a condition in which the eye bulges out of its socket. This is most commonly seen as a symptom of trauma or Grave’s disease. We understand that this condition can lead to decreased confidence in your appearance, and are here to help.

But there is also a physical danger to eye bulging. It can compress the optic nerve of the ophthalmic artery, which can lead to blindness. It can also result in some inflammation due to increased friction when blinking.

In each case, the best course is to seek treatment at In Focus.

Causes can include:

  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Graves’ disease
  • Erdheim–Chester disease
  • An orbital pseudotumor
  • Leukemia
  • The presence of a cyst
  • An orbital fracture

And much more. Whatever the reason, you may need an orbital decompression procedure if you believe you are affected by this.

Is Orbital Decompression Right for Me?

When you visit In Focus, we examine your specific situation with an expert eye. This includes applying:

  • A full eye exam
  • An eyelid examination\
  • An orbital exam

This is to determine how your eye is functioning in its current condition, and what exactly you need for proper eye health.

Keep in mind that these conditions are not always as apparent as a bulging eyeball. Sometimes, even in less severe cases, a compressed orbit may still cause symptoms such as:

  • Inability to close your eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Double vision,

If you are experiencing any of these, we advise calling us today to have an examination. The longer you wait, the more you put yourself at risk for future complications.

We make use of orbital/head imaging hardware, such as an MRI or CT scan, to examine your skull structure and determine if your orbital bones are shaped in such a way as to affect your eye health and vision.

Why In Focus Is the Right Choice

While many surgeons could perform this procedure, the surgeons we offer at In Focus are the experts regarding matters involving your eye and the surrounding areas. As qualified oculofacial plastic surgeons, we specialize in cosmetic and medical procedures involving this specific area of your face. Don’t settle for just any surgeon, stick with the surgeons in the Temecula area who understand your eyes better than anyone else. The advantages our surgeons bring to the table include:

  • Experience–We perform all manner of surgical and non-surgical procedures for your eyes, eyelids, and surrounding area.
  • Ability–Our trained microsurgeons can perform the most precise operations on your orbital socket.
  • Knowledge–We stay up-to-date on all the most innovative methods of our practice, to make sure we are always bringing you the very best.

What Does Orbital Decompression Entail?

An orbital decompression procedure creates more space in your orbital socket to allow your eye to return to a normal position. The procedure is performed under anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout.

Your surgeon will remove a measured amount of bone to restore balance to your eye area. In instances where an incision is required, the scar can be hidden in the lateral eyelid crease. Our cosmetic surgeons know how to ensure your eye both looks and works as it should.

Orbital Decompression Recovery and Results

You should be able to see right after the surgery is performed. There will likely be some lingering pain and some swelling around the eye, which will last for up to two weeks.

During this time, it is recommended that you:

  • Avoid blowing your nose
  • Pause engaging in any physical activity
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid swimming
  • Stay away from activities that strain your eyes

We will usually have you come back in for follow-up appointments at various intervals after the initial operation.

It may sound complicated, but orbital decompression procedures generally carry a high success rate when done by an experienced surgeon like those at In Focus. If you need the procedure on both eyes, we may handle them on different appointments, as opposed to both at once. Your results will be immediate, but you will still need some time to heal.


When you visit In Focus, we will examine your specific situation and determine the best step forward. If we decide that you need an orbital decompression procedure, we will explain the process to you, so you can rest assured that you are fully informed about every element of the process. We want to ensure that you can rest assured that you are getting the help you need.

Don’t wait to get this issue fixed. A compressed orbital socket doesn’t just hurt your self-image; it’s unhealthy and potentially dangerous. Visit In Focus today, and take a step to keeping your eyes safe!

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