What is An Orbital Fracture (blowout) Surgery?

Recently, Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett underwent surgery to repair a right orbital fracture (blowout fracture), according to widespread media reports. The injury happened when he bunted a ball off his eye socket during practice. Dr Taban, assistant clinical professor at UCLA, explains orbital fracture (blowout) repair and its associated recovery time. Trauma to the orbit…

What is OculoPlastic Surgery?

Oculoplastic surgery is plastic surgery (both aesthetic and reconstructive) that is limited to the structures surrounding the eyes. Since such surgery can affect one’s ability to see, oculoplastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eyes itself may need. An oculoplastic surgeon (“eye plastic surgeon”) is…

Functional Versus Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery

Functional vs Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeries The question of functional versus cosmetic surgery arises often. Here is the difference between the two: More than 170,000 people in the US each year get some form of eyelid surgery. Most of those people average around 57 years of age. Sometimes , the need is more cosmetic and others,…