Orbital Fracture & Trauma

Orbital Trauma Repair

Trauma to the eye, eyelids, orbit and facial bones are common occurrences. These injuries can cause eyelid laceration, tear drain injuries, bleeding within and bruising around the eye, and/or fractures of the bones of the eye socket. If a fracture to the eye orbit occurs, it can impact both the form and function of the eye. If the fracture is adjacent to one of the eye muscles, such as in a blowout fracture of the orbit, double vision may occur.
This can lead to an abnormal appearance, such as sunken eyes, if not repaired properly. Dr. Douglas has over 15 years of experience in reconstructive procedures that repair orbital fractures, as well as facial and eyelid lacerations. Injuries to and around the eye, eyelids, orbit and facial bones are common and can occur in a variety of ways. Trauma can cause bruising and bleeding within and around the eye, fractures of the bones that make up the eye socket, eyelid lacerations, and tear drain injuries. Dr. Douglas specializes in a customized approach to repair and restore both function and normal appearance.
Although it is best to operate on these fractures as soon as possible after the injury this may not always be possible. Dr. Douglas has experience treating both early and late fracture repair. Many patients feel that there is no hope or that things have been disfigured for so long that nothing can be done. But this is just not true. Dr. Douglas has treated patients from all around the world, including many patients with complex injuries that have gone to multiple other surgeons with little to no improvement and have eventually lost hope. There are always nonsurgical and surgical options and we specialize in the most complex cases.
There are many techniques to help repair the eyes and restore normal appearance. When it comes to orbital fractures, repair or improvement starts with an in-depth consultation where we look at CT scans and discuss the options. From there, an individualized plan is developed to improve the appearance and function. Dr. Douglas may advise customized reconstruction of the bones around the eye. He also uses customized implants to get a superior result. This way, the best possible appearance can be achieved.
It is never too late to achieve an improvement in both appearance and function after trauma.

Scar Therapy

Dr. Douglas specializes in improving the appearance and function of the eyelids and tissue around the orbit. He also works to reverse the long-term effects of traumatic injuries or previous surgery which has resulted in unwanted scarring.
While scarring can result from a variety of injuries and surgical procedures, Dr. Douglas has developed an innovative approach to reduce the accumulation of scar tissue and expand the tissue simultaneously. This procedure has been published in several medical journals and can dramatically improve the appearance of scarring in addition to improving the function of the eyelids.



If you have suffered from an injury causing orbital trauma, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Douglas. He also offers online consultations for out-of-town patients.

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