Inflammation and swelling of the eye muscle and fat causes volume expansion. The eye is surrounded by bone on all sides except in the front, so the eye protrudes outward. An additional concern is that continued compression can eventually affect the optic nerve. In order to relive the compression – decompress – an operation to remove parts of the surrounding bone is performed.
Lateral wall exposed
Bone drill to remove orbital lateral wall
Lower area worked on
Exposing nasal edge
Cutting Medial Bone
Eye now has room to move inward