Located in Beverly Hills, the oculoplastic surgeons at La Peer Health Systems’ Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence understand that losing an eye whether due to trauma or disease can be an emotional event. Our oculoplastic surgeons are highly trained in eye socket reconstruction and prosthetic eye surgery and work together as a team towards a common goal.
Our eye doctors, plastic surgeons and ENT’s are supported by first-class nurses and staff at our beautiful Beverly Hills multi-million dollar facility. Our team of doctors treat patients from all walks of life from around the world who seek the best treatment.
At the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence, we have a 98% satisfaction rate. One of the reasons we have so many satisfied patients and excellence outcomes is because unlike large hospitals, our unique structure allows us to offer extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.
To schedule a time when you can speak with one of our expert physicians, please contact us today at (888) 559-4341 or fill out our online contact form.
About Eye Socket Reconstruction
Eye socket reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores function and provides rehabilitation to the soft tissues and bone around the eye including the eyelids, socket, and conjunctival fornices. This type of orbital surgery is usually needed after any type of trauma, defects, or scarring in the general eye area from disease or accident.
By using various techniques, our surgeons at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence restore proper function to the remaining structure of the eye to provide the best possible opportunity before a prosthetic (fake eye) can be made by an ocularist. These types of techniques include implants or fat grafts, eyelid tightening, and upper eyelid ptosis surgery.
The overall goal of any type of reconstructive eye surgery at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence, especially socket reconstruction, is to preserve vision, restore normal eye function, and repair any abnormalities of the eyelids. Preparing the eye socket for an artificial eye that fits naturally helps to allow our patients to over come their loss.
Losing an eye can cause insecurities around the patient’s appearance. A Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon and director of the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence can restore proper function to the remaining and surrounding structures (eye socket, eyelids) to provide the best possible opportunity before a prosthetic or fake eye can be made by an ocularist.
Causes of Eye Socket Reconstruction
The need for eye socket reconstruction surgery is primarily due to any type of abnormalities affecting the orbit, eyelids, or the midface caused by traumatic injury, various diseases, and defects.
The most common conditions that require reconstructive eye surgery include:
- Congenital eyelid abnormalities – displacement and malposition of eyelids in children
- Ectropion – lower eyelid is turned out away from the eye
- Entropion – the eyelids and lashes are turned toward the inside of the eye
- Lacrimal abnormalities – blockage of the tear ducts and improper drainage
- Orbital fractures – broken or fractured bones surrounding the eye
- Orbital tumors – benign or malignant tumors around or on the inside of the eye
What To Expect From Eye Socket Reconstruction
Before Your Eye Surgery
One of our oculoplastic surgeons will walk you through in detail the available options and their benefits after he fully examines you. Since every situation is different, every surgery is individualized towards exactly what you need. Arrange for a ride and have someone reliable, perhaps a family member or close friend bring you to from our Beverly Hills surgical center. This person should also be available to offer care giving services to you for the next night as well. If you don’t have such a person, please let us know in advance so that we can recommend available after-care facilities to you. You will be given light anesthesia and your surgery should take about a couple hours.
After Your Surgery
After your surgery, don’t be alarmed if you wake up and your eyes are covered. Recovery from eye socket reconstructive surgery is normally a pretty speedy recovery, lasting only a couple weeks. Most patients can go home that same day as long as they have someone to care for them. To reduce swelling, use ice compresses. And if you are given eye drops, be sure to administer them gently. In some cases, your doctor may give you a pressure patch to wear for about a week to control the swelling. This is usually removed at your postoperative appointment.
Socket Reconstruction FAQs
Do I need to arrange a ride for my socket reconstructive surgery?
Yes, it is very important that you arrange for a ride to and from the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence surgical center in Beverly Hills when getting your socket reconstructive surgery. Also make sure you have a caregiver available to take care of you the night you get home from the hospital.
How long will I be in the hospital after my socket reconstructive surgery?
After your socket reconstructive surgery you should expect to be released from the hospital either the same day or the next day, depending on your Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence doctor’s orders.
Contact the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence
If you are interested in learning more about socket reconstructive surgery, speak with our Beverly Hills Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence to learn more about your treatment options.
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