Orbital Decompression Surgery? Do you think I should do the lateral wall removal or endorscopically the medial and lower walls?
Doctor Answers 1
Orbital Reconstructive Surgery is always scarier than it sounds!
Sounds barbaric, doesn't it? Don't worry, those walls are not really removed. Basically, the walls of the orbit are immobile structures that hold in the contents of your eye and, when there is too much, the only way for the excess to go is out! The procedure involves fracturing only part of the wall so the excess fat in your orbit has another way to escape and the struts of the walls are left in place so you eye won't go anywhere. I prefer performing inferior and medial wall decompression. But truthfully, if the procedure is performed correctly, there shouldn't be any difference in outcomes with each technique. Good luck!
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.