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3-D rendering image showing compression fracture of left temperoparietal bone, fracture of left orbital rim and left zygomatic fracture | Orbital Fracture Repair

An orbital fracture is any broken bone around the eye. This delicate and vitally important area is also known as the orbit or eye socket. Orbital fractures are usually a result of significant blunt force trauma, but often occur with other injuries and may not be easy to spot. This is common in workplace injuries, where head trauma often focuses on lacerations, skull fractures, concussions and other brain functions. If orbital fractures are not corrected with reconstructive surgery, they can cause permanent eye damage. Dr. Azouz of Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery provides orbital fracture treatment to ensure your vision is protected and your features remain intact.

Symptoms of Eye-Socket Fracture

Some eye-socket fractures do not need surgical intervention. These are usually small and do not cause vision or cosmetic damage. More severe fractures can damage tendons and restrict eye movement, cause pain when moving the eye and impair vision. Significant workplace injuries, such as falls or being struck by machinery, can also change your appearance by altering the natural contours of your eye socket or changing the position of your eyeball.

Common symptoms of an eye-socket fracture include:

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Facial numbness
  • Painful eye movements
  • Difficulty moving the eye
  • Bulging eye
  • Sunken eye or sunken cheek
  • Nausea when moving the eyes
  • Change in eyeball position
  • Irregular eye-socket contour

If the eye-socket fracture is causing these symptoms, orbital fracture treatment may be required. Reconstructive surgery can address these issues while maintaining or restoring a natural appearance.

Workers’ Compensation Orbital Fracture Treatment

Workers’ compensation Insurance may pay for orbital fracture treatment when there is impaired function of the eye. However, each case is unique, and Dr. Azouz cannot provide legal advice on workers’ compensation claims. As a fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon, he works with approved claims to correct orbital fractures and other workplace-related facial trauma. With care and compassion, he can address your concerns and understands the fear and frustration caused by workplace injuries. His goal is restored function and a natural, balanced appearance.

If you have symptoms of workplace-related eye-socket fracture, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to discuss orbital fracture treatment.

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