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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye bone fracture

This depends on signs and symptoms and whch bone or bones are involved.
Sometimes as the swelling goes away more swigns and symptoms become more apparent that affect that decision amking. As long as a bone fragment is not endangering the vision and there is no impending blindness, the experience of the surgeon important. This is of corse if there are not other problems associated with the trauma.

In brief: Eye bone fracture

This depends on signs and symptoms and whch bone or bones are involved.
Sometimes as the swelling goes away more swigns and symptoms become more apparent that affect that decision amking. As long as a bone fragment is not endangering the vision and there is no impending blindness, the experience of the surgeon important. This is of corse if there are not other problems associated with the trauma.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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