The bones which surround the eye are relatively thin. Trauma can result in a fracture of these bones, including the orbital floor and/or rim. Surgery is recommended for double vision that persists after 10 days or a sunken appearance. Orbital floor and rim fractures are repaired with incisions created on the inside lining of the eyelid — no skin incision required. During surgery, the fracture is repaired with an implant positioned under the eye to create structural support. More complex orbital rim fractures may require state of the art titanium plates.
Most orbital repairs are performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. Restrictions post-operatively include no bending and lifting for a week. Participation in sports is limited approximately four to six weeks.
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