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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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! ...Read more
Fracture recovery: Six to eight weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a fractured eye socket bone and feel a weird detach piece on the corner of my eye where the fracture is that wasn't there before the fracture ?
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. ...Read more
"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. ...Read more