Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction Surgery in Houston
Anophthalmic Socket Reconstruction is one of the many cosmetic and reconstructive oculoplastic procedures now offered to our patients at the Berkeley Eye Center of Houston.
Skilled in the latest eye socket reconstruction procedures, Houston oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Aida Bounama has achieved excellent results when it comes to recreating and restoring the normal eye appearance of patients who have lost an eye as a result of trauma, disease or birth defect, or who have experienced damage to the orbit due to injury.
The Eye Socket or “Orbit”
In addition to the eye, the eye socket, (also known as the orbit) contains the eye muscles, the optic nerve, blood vessels and nerves, which are important to eye, eyelid, and surrounding facial tissue function. It also includes the bones that form the walls surrounding the eye. Their delicate nature and complex arrangement often requires treatment by a specialist trained in diagnosing and treating oculoplastic conditions.
Eye Socket Restoration and Reconstruction
The goal of anophthalmic socket reconstruction surgery is to restore the eye socket to as normal a function and appearance as possible. We employ a number of techniques, including:
- Setting and reconstructing broken bones around the socket;
- Realistic ocular prosthesis custom fitted to match the healthy eye;
- Ensuring the new eye matches the other eye during movement;
- Restoring eyelid contour, restoring the ability to blink;
- Restoring eyelashes to a normal position;
- Augmenting orbital volume with implants or fat grafts; and
- Ensuring the reconstructed socket is symmetrical with the other eye.
We also treat other problems associates with the eye socket, such as enophthalmus (backwards displacement of the eye), exophthalmos (protrusion of the eye) and eye bag reduction, as well as the removal of tumors and cysts inside and outside the eye sockets.
If you’ve been uncomfortable with the way you look after suffering damage to your eye socket, contact Dr. Bounama to schedule a clinical exam to discuss your options. Dr. Bounama has extensive experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of many disorders, conditions, and injuries involving the eye socket and surrounding structures. You don’t have to live with an eye socket deformity.
Eye Socket Reconstruction Surgery in Houston
Berkeley Eye Center’s state of the art oculoplastic practice offers cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients who have experienced physical damage around their eyes or just wish to improve the appearance of the region around their eyes.
Dr. Bounama and her team deliver the outstanding quality of treatment that makes the Berkeley Eye Center Houston’s top choice when it comes to vision health and eye care in Texas. Contact Berkeley Eye Center to schedule an exam with one of our oculoplastic specialists. Most oculoplastic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, which means patients go home the same day and recovery is fairly quick.