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Orbital Decompression

Orbital Decompression

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.


Bone Removed

Bone Removed

Lateral wall exposed

Bone drill to remove orbital lateral wall

Lower area worked on

Exposing nasal edge

Cutting Medial Bone

Bones Removed

Eye now has room to move inward