Orbital Decompression

Orbital decompression involves removing some bone from the eye socket to open up one or more sinuses and so make space for the swollen tissue and allowing the eye to move back into normal position.

 

The CT above shows the orbit on the left following orbital decompression. Note how the muscle bows inward, into the area of the sinus - now that this orbital wall has been surgically removed.




 

Orbital Decompression Surgery

Orbital Decompression
Orbital Anatomy