What is orbital repair?
Orbital repair is a surgical procedure performed to correct damage or deformities in the orbital region, which includes the bones, tissues, and structures surrounding the eye. Orbital repair aims to restore the proper functioning and aesthetics of the eye socket, particularly after trauma, fractures, or other conditions affecting the orbital area. The procedure can help improve vision, alleviate pain, restore normal eye movement, and enhance the overall appearance of the eye.
Am I a candidate?
The right candidates for orbital repair are individuals who have experienced trauma or injury to the orbital region, resulting in fractures, deformities, or functional impairments. These injuries can be caused by accidents, sports-related incidents, or other traumatic events. Candidates may also include individuals with congenital or acquired orbital abnormalities that affect the eye socket’s structure and function.
Common symptoms that may indicate the need for orbital repair include double vision, restricted eye movement, severe pain, eyelid abnormalities, or significant changes in eye appearance.
What can I expect during orbital repair?
During orbital repair, you can expect a comprehensive and personalized surgical procedure to address trauma, fractures, or deformities in the orbital region surrounding the eye. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety. Dr. Warner will carefully access the damaged area and may use a variety of techniques, such as realigning fractured bones, repairing soft tissue injuries, or reconstructing the orbital structure. The specific approach will depend on the nature and severity of your injury.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Following the surgery, you will be closely monitored to ensure proper healing and to manage any post-op discomfort. Swelling, bruising, and mild pain are common but can be managed with prescribed pain medications and cold compresses. The recovery period varies depending on the extent of the repair, but patients can typically expect several weeks for the initial healing process. Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor progress and address any concerns.
Schedule a orbital repair consultation in Orlando
The ultimate goal of orbital repair is to restore proper eye function, improve vision, and enhance the overall appearance of the eye. Collaborating closely with a board certified oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Warner will ensure a smooth and successful recovery, allowing you to regain optimal eye health and function. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando. We look forward to seeing you!