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…