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It was recently discovered from an MRI (an imaging technique that can take pictures inside the body) that I have a fracture in my right orbit (eye socket). As a result of this fracture my right eye (the fatty part) is partially inside of my nose. Is this dangerous and can it be fixed?
An orbital floor fracture is a situation in which the thin bones surrounding the eye (orbit) may break as a result of trauma. On occasion, the fat which normally surrounds the eye may be pushed into the sinus space(s). The muscles may also be pushed into the sinus in what is called a "blow out" fracture. Your Eye M.D. will evaluate your eyes. A fracture should be repaired if you have significant double vision or enophthalmos (sunken appearance of the eye). In the absence of these signs or symptoms, it is likely that you can be observed for recovery by your doctor. Over time the fat will reabsorb and the fracture will heal on its own.
Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD
Categories: Eye Surgery
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Answered: Feb 21, 2014
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