Top
20
Doctor insights on: Eye Socket Fracture Recovery Time

Share
1

1
Please tell me, could a eye socket fracture be fixed?

Please tell me, could a eye socket fracture be fixed?

Yes.: There are many instances in which no surgery is required for an orbital fracture. See an oculoplastic specialist.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
792 Doctors shared insights

Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


3

3
Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

Short term: These injuries heal. Once healed, unless significant additional injuries occurred, you should be back to full activity.

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?

How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?

Orbit fracture: Orbital fractures that require intervention are those that affect vision, create a cosmetic deformity or affect movement of the eye.

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
My Eye socket is fractured. My sight is fine but after two weeks it is still bruised and the eye looks sunken in. Do I need surgery?

See oculoplastic Dr.: The contraction of soft tissue, possible fibrosis/scarring may be occurring from the fracture as swelling goes down. You should see your eye doctor to be seen by an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation & fracture repair. You will be tested for range of motion, exophthalmometer to see how sunken your eye is & whether there's muscle entrapment present. Your repair needs to happen now. Don't delay!

7

7
How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fracture may need stabilization in order for the bone fragments to re-adhere.

8

8
Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc... Good luck.

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Son has 2 minor fractures on a eye socket. Serious or self-healing?

Son has 2 minor fractures on a eye socket. Serious or self-healing?

"minor"=self-healing: Obviously, the important word here is "minor." whoever told you the fractures were "minor" would be the best person to answer this question, as they have seen the x-rays, examined your son, etc. If the fractures are minor, they will heal without surgery with very little risk of long-term effects. These fractures are usually non-displaced, meaning that the bone is cracked but still in place.

10

10
Can a punch break an eye socket or fracture a skull in tae kwon do practice?

Can a punch break an eye socket or fracture a skull in tae kwon do practice?

Of course: Any martial arts technique executed a certain way has the potential to result in serious bodily injury, including bone fractures. Be careful and train smart.

11

11
When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?

When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?

EYE EMERGENCY: You must go to the emergency room IMMEDIATELY. Loss of sight in your eye is an emergency and must be evaluated by an eye doctor as soon as possible. Go now. If you can't see out of it because your eyelid is swollen shut, then the eye itself might be ok. But if your eyelid is open and you can't see then you need to seek attention right NOW.

12

12
Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Both?: Plastic surgeons have expertise in evaluating and repairing fractures of the facial bones, including the eye socket. Ophthalmologists (eye doctors) may evaluate the eyeball of an injured child with an eye socket fracture if there is any question about injury to the eyeball, itself, which can happen at the same time. Good luck.

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
If I blew my nose and my eye puffed up do I have a orbital fracture?

If I blew my nose and my eye puffed up do I have a orbital fracture?

Probably: Subcutaneous emphysema is a sign of a fracture of the orbit into one of the sinuses. A history of trauma to the bones of the orbit proceeding the symptom is consistent with this. If this occurs without trauma some type of bone erosion is occurring possibly neoplastic. An exam and possible surgical repair are indicated.

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How do you know if you have a orbital fracture below the eye?

How do you know if you have a orbital fracture below the eye?

Ct scan: Symptoms will possibly be Diplopia after blunt trauma and maybe numbness of the cheek and gum on the same side as the trauma. A ct scan will tell you definitively. Coronal views give the best info for evaluating the orbital floor

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What to do for dry burning eyes I have after having surgery for eye orbital fracture?

What to do for dry burning eyes I have after having surgery for eye orbital fracture?

Dry eyes!: Use artificial tears (consider preservative free) and oral omega-3's to make them more moist. Use the tear drops one drop 3-4 times a day, every day. If no improvement, then see your eye md for full diagnosis and treatment plans.

19

19
What can be expected after orbital fracture surgery?

What can be expected after orbital fracture surgery?

Restoration: The integrity of the orbit is essential for proper muscle action of the muscles controlling the eye and vision

20

20
I heard that I may have an orbital fracture w/ entrapment. Do I need surgery for that?

I heard that I may have an orbital fracture w/ entrapment. Do I need surgery for that?

Orbital Fracture: Greetings. By definition an orbital fracture with entrapment becomes a surgical consideration in the right patient. First you would need to have double vision with upward gaze. Also your eye movements would need to be limited because of the fracture limiting muscle movement. A CT image is usually needed prior to surgery. Finally seeing an experienced board certified surgeon is recommended. GL

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
2,309 Doctors shared insights

Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
43 Doctors shared insights

Orbital Fracture (Definition)

An orbital fracture is a break in any one of the bones that make the eye socket (better ...Read more