Orbital Floor Reconstruction in Long Island, NY
Injuries to the eye socket may result in an orbital fracture that requires reconstruction. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who offers orbital floor reconstruction for residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What is Orbital Floor Reconstruction?
The orbital floor, also known as the “eye socket,” is a bony structure that protects the eyeball. Orbital fractures occur when the eye is struck by an object that is a larger diameter than the eye socket. In addition to the fracture, other complications may arise, such as:
- Increased volume of the orbit
- Trapped muscle tissue
- Vision problems and vision loss
Benefits of Orbital Floor Reconstruction
Orbital floor reconstruction can help to improve vision loss due to an orbital fracture. It can also relieve swelling and any added pressure.
Am I a Candidate for Orbital Floor Reconstruction?
Patients who have experienced any type of trauma to the eye should be evaluated for orbital fractures.
What to Expect from Orbital Floor Reconstruction
Dr. Park will perform a physical examination to determine if you have suffered an orbital fracture. This may include:
- Full examination of the neck and head
- Retinal exam
- Visual tests
- Imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scan, and MRI
If you have signs of an orbital floor fracture, Dr. Park may recommend immediate surgery based on her findings. In some cases, she may recommend that the surgery be delayed for up to two weeks. She explains which option is best for your specific case.
Before your surgery, we provide instructions for at-home care to help your orbital floor reconstruction heal properly and reduce the chances of complications. We recommend that you have someone stay with you for at least a few days to help you with day-to-day tasks and monitor your progress. Dr. Park will schedule follow-up appointments, but we are always available should any issues arise.
How Much Does Orbital Floor Reconstruction Cost in Long Island, NY?
Orbital floor reconstruction may be covered by your medical insurance. We provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs based on the recommended treatment plan. You may incur additional fees during the treatment and follow-up based on the determination by your insurance carrier. Fractures to the orbital floor happen in an instant, so we understand that you may not be prepared to pay out-of-pocket. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, checks and major credit cards.
Orbital fractures need to be evaluated by a medical professional who is experienced in orbital floor reconstruction. For residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Dr. Eunice E. Park is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon and ENT specialist who has helped people like you with orbital floor reconstruction. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.