One second can change a person’s life forever. A car accident, an athletic injury, a physical altercation – even an animal attack – that causes trauma to the eye is a serious and sometimes permanent condition. Orbital trauma (eye trauma) is unlike other injuries because it not only affects or inhibits your vision, but it also drastically alters your appearance, which can cause depression and a loss of sense of self. Our world-renowned eye surgery specialists at the Los Angeles Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence utilize the latest technology in eye surgery to perform cutting-edge reconstructive eye procedures.
Some of our team has been featured on television shows for their outstanding work, including plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Lisa Cassileth and Dr. Guy Massry. In an episode of Dr. 90210, the surgeons worked with a boy who had lost most of his eye when a firework struck his face. Dr. Massry and Dr. Cassileth’s transformation of the eye not only restored the boy back to his normal physical appearance, but also helped him regain his self-confidence. For this boy, reconstructive eye surgery was truly life-changing.
What Are the Types of Orbital Trauma?
There are many different types of orbital trauma, which refers to any injury to the eye or surrounding bones, muscle or tissue. Depending on the type of orbital trauma you’ve suffered, you may require a different type of reconstructive surgery.
Types of orbital trauma include:
- Impact by force: A foreign object comes into contact with the eye, sometimes becoming stuck in the eye (which then must be surgically removed)
- Blow-out fracture: An object hits the bones surrounding the eye opening fracturing (blowing out) the walls of the orbit often resulting in double vision or vision loss. These fractures amy, or may not, require repair depending on symptoms
- Penetrating injury: The eye is penetrated by an object, which can cause damage to the eye, eyelid, muscle, bone and even the brain
- Optic nerve damage: The optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the eye to the brain and allows vision, is injured, often resulting in temporary blindness and sometimes in permanent vision loss
If you have experienced orbital trauma and are searching for the best reconstructive eye surgery in Los Angeles, please don’t hesitate to call our surgery center and schedule a consultation with one of our eye surgery specialists.
Who Performs the Eye Surgery?
The Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence is unique because it consists of a top-of-the-line team of plastic surgeons, ENTs and ophthalmologists who all work closely together to plan and perform the reconstructive eye surgery.
Our state-of-the-art procedures combine each surgeon’s specialties and strengths and the latest technology to ensure the best possible results.
Contact an Eye Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles
Trauma to the eye can hinder you from fully living your life. But your orbital injury doesn’t have to be a permanent part of your appearance. Talk to a world-renowned eye surgery specialist in Los Angeles today, and you can begin your journey to looking and feeling like yourself again. You can schedule a consultation at the Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence with one of our top eye surgeons by calling (888) 559-4341 or by filling out our online contact form.
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