What to expect if orbital fracture surgery?

Swelling, bruising.. Depending on the type of fracture, you may have double vision, orbital pain, swelling, bruising and eye irritation for the sutures and numbness in the face and teeth. All of these should resolve with time, although some may be permanent, especially if present before surgery.

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What should I expect after an orbital fracture surgery?

Swelling/Irritation. After surgery for an orbital fracture, most patients will experience swelling, bruising, and irritation. These are typically short lived. Because these surgeries involve work around delicate structures of the eye, your surgeon will likely follow you closely initially to make sure there is not a reduction of vision as this may suggest compromise to the blood supply to the eye. Read more...

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. Read more...

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

Yes. If there is an entrapment of one of the muscles that moves your eyes. Read more...
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. Read more...

Do you have to stay in the hospital overnight after orbital fracture surgery?

Not usually. Generally, fixing an orbital fracture is a pretty quick procedure where you can go home the same day. You should expect some swelling for a day or two, but it tends to go down pretty quickly. Pain is also quite manageable, making this a very reasonable outpatient procedure. Read more...
Depends on doctor. When i repair an orbital fracture i almost always keep patients in the hospital overnight. The main reason is to be able to quickly take care of any problems that might occur. The biggest concern is bleeding in the eye socket after surgery and if severe this needs to be dealt with very quickly. Some patients may also need extra pain control. Outpatient is ok but i prefer overnight stay for safety. Read more...