Rand Rodgers, MD
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon
If your child sustains trauma that causes orbital fractures, proper treatment is crucial to optimize their recovery. At his private practice with locations in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Great Neck, and New Rochelle, New York, ophthalmic plastic surgeon Rand Rodgers, MD, and his team treat orbital fractures using the latest advances in surgical technology and procedures. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodgers by phone or online today.
Orbital Fractures Q&A
What are orbital fractures?
Bones that surround your eyes, or your orbital bones, are often thin. Trauma can lead to fractures in the orbital rim or floor. If an orbital fracture results in persistent double vision or a sunken-in appearance, surgical repair can correct unpleasant symptoms or deformities and help you heal properly.
What are the symptoms of orbital fractures?
If you or your child experience orbital fractures, which might result from a sports injury, fall, or blow to your face, you might notice:
- Double or blurry vision
- Bruising around the eyes
- Swelling under the eyes
- Cheek or forehead swelling
- Facial numbness
- Blood in the white of your eye
- A flattened cheek
- Difficulty moving your eye up, down, left, or right
- Bulging or sunken in eyeballs
- Intense cheek pain when opening your mouth
See Dr. Rodgers and his team for an evaluation at the first signs of an orbital fracture.
How does my provider diagnose orbital fractures?
To find out if you have an orbital fracture, Dr. Rodgers and his team review your symptoms and medical history. They examine your eye, ask you about vision changes you’ve experienced, and take X-rays or CT scans to diagnose fractures and develop a treatment plan.
What are my orbital fracture treatment options?
Orbital fractures don’t always require surgery. Dr. Rodgers might recommend simply icing the area to reduce swelling and optimize healing over time. He may prescribe decongestants or antibiotics. Dr. Rodgers might recommend surgical repair if your fracture:
- Is severe
- Prevents you from moving your eye properly
- Repositions your eyeball
- Causes vision problems
While you’re under general or local anesthesia, he makes a tiny incision, repairs the fracture, and may insert an implant or state-of-the-art titanium plate before closing the incision.
What should I expect during my recovery?
After orbital fracture surgery, have a friend or family member drive you home. Take it easy, and follow Dr. Rodger’s post-surgical instructions. Take medications or eye drops as prescribed, don’t bend or lift anything for a week, and limit sports participation or strenuous physical activity until he says it’s okay.
If you suspect an orbital fracture, schedule an evaluation with Rand Rodgers, MD, and his team by phone or online today.