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Orbital fractures are common after some form of physical trauma to the midface area. If you have recently suffered a mild to severe physical injury, you may need an examination. The reason is orbital fractures may not be immediately noticeable, and could cause a variety of issues if not properly treated. Even mild trauma can damage your orbital area, make sure you don’t have any problems down the line.
At In Focus, we have a team of experienced surgeons who specialize in the eye and orbital area. If you have sustained a recent injury, we are here to provide an examination and any necessary treatment.
Signs of an Orbital Fracture
At the time of an injury, you may not notice immediate signs of a fracture. In fact, often the symptoms may take quite some time to show up. That’s why we recommend you have an examination after any mild to severe physical injury. Causes of injury can include:
- Sports injuries
- Car accidents
- Workplace accidents
An orbital fracture can confine orbital soft tissue and expand orbital volume. This sort of condition can result in a variety of symptoms, including:
- Decreased vision, or double vision
- Pain, bruising, or excessive tearing
- Numbness in your eyelid or cheek
- Nausea and vomiting
- Trouble moving your eye in more than one direction
- A sunken or bulging eye
If you find yourself suffering from any of these issues, you may have an orbital fracture. Come to In Focus, and we will examine the issue. Keep in mind that not all eye socket fractures necessarily need to be treated. But if you are suffering any of these symptoms, it probably should be.
What Can I Expect from Orbital Fracture Treatment?
By having the surgery done by an expert, you can minimize your downtime. You can expect some bruising and swelling for a couple weeks after the surgery, but this can be mitigated with cold compresses. Additionally, any discomfort can be managed with pain medication that we can provide.
It is recommended that you generally keep your head elevated and take special care to clean the area around your eye thoroughly during this time. We advise that patients recovering from this surgery avoid strenuous physical activity.
You will likely be asked to come back in for a follow-up appointment 5 to 10 days after the procedure so we can remove your stitches.
Before you surgery, we will provide you with an expected timeframe of what your recovery will look like.
Orbital Fracture Recovery and Downtime
Your individual procedure may vary depending on the damage to your orbital area. However, the goal of each surgery is to remove damaged bone and tissue while repairing the area. At In Focus, we use minimal incisions to achieve maximum effect so you can return to your normal routine as soon as possible.
Orbital fracture repairs are usually performed under general anesthesia, so you can count on an entirely painless experience. Afterward, you will need someone to drive you home afterward.
What Can I Expect After Surgery?
As you undergo the healing process, your eye will likely undergo some subtle changes. Ideally, this should involve a return to normal:
The goal is to return your orbital area to how it was before the trauma. During your recovery, we are by your side and ready to answer any questions or address any concerns.
HOW DO I KNOW IN FOCUS IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are considering treatment for this issue, make sure you work with a medical team that specializes in your oculofacial area. Our surgeons here at In Focus have years of experience when it comes to microsurgery for your eye and the surrounding tissue. This is a very fragile area of your face, and navigating it properly requires a particular skill. When you contact In Focus, you count on a variety of advantages you won’t find in any other surgical office in the Temecula area. These include:
- Experience–We have performed a wide range of surgical operations on the eyelids, eyebrows, and eye sockets.
- Ability–Our microsurgeons are capable of handling even the most precise procedures, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
- Knowledge–We know the ins-and-outs of every service, and we can communicate them to you effectively, so you never have to undergo a procedure without fully understanding how it helps you.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY
If you have recently experienced an eye injury, call In Focus today. We will set up a consultation to examine the injury site and develop a treatment plan. Each step, we explain every aspect of the procedure to you, so you are never in the dark. Our team of reconstructive surgeons have years of experience treating orbital fracture injuries, and are ready to help you get back to your normal routine. Call us today to learn more about our procedures and how we can help keep your eyes healthy and beautiful.