August 7, 2018
Orbital Decompression: FAQs
Factors like genetics or particular types of medical conditions can cause a situation where the bony eye socket (“orbit”) isn’t large enough for the eye. This can lead to problems like impaired vision or “bulging” in the eyes. Fortunately, Orbital Decompression can help!
Is orbital surgery invasive?
Until the 90s, orbital decompression had to be performed through the facial skin around the eyes. Now, it can be performed through the nostrils to eliminate possible scarring.
Can bulging eyes affect my vision?
Yes. Even if you’ve never had problems with your eyesight before, compression of the eyes can cause gradual worsening (progressive) vision problems.
Is orbital decompression a risky surgery?
If you’re not seeing an experienced oculoplastic expert, yes. You need to see a specialist who is trained in eye reconstruction surgery.
How much does orbital decompression treatment cost?
We can provide you with a rough estimate over the phone, but for an accurate quote you will need to have a full assessment in our office.
How does an orbital decompression work?
Usually a decompression surgery involves removing some of the bone in the eye socket, widening it and thereby taking pressure off your eyes.
What medical conditions are linked with compressed eyes?
Some of the most common health conditions that tend to be associated with a small orbit include Graves disease and thyroid disease. Although these can occur at any time, they particularly affect individuals between 50-70 years of age.
If you’ve suffered from bulging eyes or have been told that you need to have orbital decompression, schedule a consultation with our oculoplastic surgery expert in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kami Parsa.
Posted on Behalf of Kami Parsa M.D.