Orbital surgery may be necessary due to injuries, tumors, cancers, inflammation,infections, prior surgeries or abnormal development of the eye or eye socket. In addition, the inflammation and damage to the orbital tissues from Graves’ thyroid eye disease may require orbital surgery.
How Does it Work?
Not every orbital condition will require surgery. However, certain scenarios will require surgery to either aid in diagnosis or for treatment. The goal of surgery will differ with each patient depending on the reason for surgery. However, the goal of all orbital surgery is to maintain the health and function of the orbit and the eye.
Ideal Candidates are patients suffering from one of the following:
- Graves’ or thyroid eye disease
- Orbital tumors
- Genetics (Inherited)
- Shallow orbit (shallow eyes socket)
- Sunken cheek bones
- Large Myopic Eyeballs
- Relatively large eye when compared to sunken opposite eye