Blow to the eye! You may need Orbital floor correction!
Facial trauma affects not just the upper
and lower jaws but even other vital parts of the face such as the eyes. Most
commonly the bone affected is the floor of the orbit, i.e floor of the eye
which fractures as a result of the blunt force. As a result of this, the globe
sinks in as the floor support is damaged leading to changes in the position of
the eye. Sunken eyes, downward slants etc are few of the features.
Reconstruction of the floor defect is
important as leaving the eyeball in the same sunken position may worsen the
appearance over time. Thus lifting up the lowered eyeball and repairing the
orbital floor gives back function and esthetics of the patient.
ORBITAL FLOOR RECONSTRUCTION AT RICHARDSON’S DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL CENTRE
A case of bad road accident left a 28yr old
man with multiple fractures on his face. The orbital floor was damaged too and
needed repair as the globe was sunken giving an unpleasant appearance. An
ophthalmologist was consulted prior to the surgery to rule out vision deficit.
Then the patient was taken for surgery under general anesthesia, wherein the
sunken eyeball was carefully cleared and lifted from its lowered entrapped
position. The fractured floor of the orbit was reconstructed using a
biocompatible titanium meshwhich would now support the eyeball and its
attachments giving back its original position and function.
At the Richardsons’ even the most critical cases are treated with utmost accuracy, using biocompatible materials to replace and reconstruct maintaining vital functions.