Certain symptoms are indicative of eye socket fracture and require surgery for correction. If you experience swelling and blue or black colored discoloration around the eye, or if your vision is blurred or abnormal or if you experience swelling around the eyes and forehead, it may be an indication of eye socket fracture. An experienced surgeon would be better equipped to read the symptoms and offer suitable eye socket fracture surgery. Here is what you need to know about the procedure.
#1 Minor fractures heal with antibiotics and pain remediation
Very minor fractures of the eye socket that do not impair the movement of the eye or the vision are typically treated with medication. Antibiotics and ice packs to control the pain and swelling are administered to control the situation. Only when the condition affects vision or movement of the eye does it require other specialist procedures. However, diagnoses for all kinds of eye socket fractures need to be conducted by specialists.
#2 Orbital rim fracture from traumatic injuries
A large number of road accidents result in orbital rim fractures. These injuries are mainly related to facial bone injures and typically include the lower edge of the eye socket that forms a part of the cheekbones. It also includes the upper edge of the socket which form a part of the forehead bones.
#3 The corrective and restorative procedure
The procedure involves restoration of displaced tissue to the original location for correcting vision. The procedure also involves removal of fragmented bone to establish shape prior to the traumatic injury. Also known as Trans conjunctival approach, this procedure does not leave any scars and also will not result in any form of withdrawal of the lower eyelid.
# 4 Endoscopic methods for minimally invasive options
Endoscopic methods offer minimally invasive options through trans nasal and trans maxillary routes. The implants used by surgeons for these procedures include materials like vicryl mesh, porous polyethylene, metallic plates and metallic mesh. Additionally, in some instances, bone and tissue from the individual are also used as implants for corrective surgery.