Bulging eyes can be caused by shallowness of orbital bones. You can quit worrying about your bulging eyes with the help of ‘orbital bone expanding surgery’, which is one of the types of exophthalmos surgeries.
EFIL Plastic Surgery Clinic uses a special medical device for orbital bone expanding surgery. Unlike the traditional exophthalmos surgery which restructures the eye socket, only the precise incisions into a orbital bone are conducted to make more room in the eye socket allowing the bulging eye to be moved back in. Thanks to this breakthrough procedure, there isa massive decrease in the amount of blood loss. Another advantage of this surgery is that it causes less swelling than a simple blepharoplasty. Plus, it only takes around 30-60 minutes, and no hospitalization is required.
To be more specific about the procedure of orbital bone expanding surgery, an incision is made inside of the eyes, leaving no external scaring. Then, the eye socket is exposed. The medial wall, the floor wall, and the lateral wall of the eye socket are minimally osteomized and expanded with a special medical device with less amount of blood loss. As a result, more room is created and the protruding eye moves back in.
To minimize the risks of side effects, such as eye movement disorders,
an eye movement test is performed after the eye socket expanding surgery.
The eye socket expanding surgery does not make bulging eyes look receded. Rather, it really moves the protruding eyeball back in, which subsequently leads to more satisfaction among the patients.
For foreign patients who will undergo this surgery, they need to stay in Korea for around 1-2 weeks to complete all the procedures related to the surgery, which includes the duration of the surgery, postoperative care, and recovery.
To treat congenital bulging eyes, the eye socket expanding surgery can be performed right away without running a thyroid functioning test. However, if patients have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, the eye socket expanding surgery can be done after the patients recover from hyperthyroidism or have been treated for it for at least 1 year. If the eye socket expanding surgery is performed without hyperthyroidism being treated, then it is highly likely that the eye will bulge again.
For the next column, the advantages of the eye socket expanding surgery will be covered.