This procedure is a tried and tested method of addressing various diseases of the eyes. Orbital decompression deals with conditions that affect the orbit, or eye socket. When there is not enough space for the eye within the socket, a surgeon may need to remove some of the bone in the affected area. Up until the 90’s, orbital decompressions involved surgery performed from outside of the face. However, modern techniques allow for surgery where the bone is accessed through the nostrils.
When the orbital bones are affecting the eye, it can result in conditions such as bulging eyes or impairment of vision. Many conditions are progressive, meaning they will become worse as the sufferer ages. It is often therefore necessary to have small amounts of orbital bone removed so the eye socket better accommodates the eye. Orbital decompression is a fairly simple reconstructive procedure, so long as it is performed by a specialist.
Risks and Benefits
As with all surgeries, there are risks associated with orbital decompression. Further vision impairment can occur if the procedure is not carried out by a competent surgeon. Most doctors will refer you to a specialist who has extensive experience and training in this area of reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Kami Parsa is an accomplished reconstruction eye surgeon. He has performed numerous orbital decompression surgeries successfully. Dr. Parsa uses a comprehensive examination process to assess the needs of each individual patient. Each surgery plan is tailored to the needs of the individual, and a risk assessment is conducted before any surgery is recommended.
Contact the office of Dr. Kami Parsa for orbital decompression options. We can offer you a preliminary assessment over the phone. However, we will need to book a consultation to provide a full assessment and treatment plan.