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Orbital decompression is a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating pressure on the eye caused by conditions like thyroid eye disease (TED) or other orbital disorders. Dr. Kian Eftekhari and the team at Eyelid Center of Utah specialize in orbital decompression surgery to improve eye function and alleviate discomfort.

Understanding Orbital Decompression

Orbital decompression involves removing or reshaping bone from the eye socket to create more space for the eye and surrounding tissues. This procedure helps reduce pressure on the eye, relieving symptoms such as bulging eyes (proptosis), double vision (diplopia), and eye discomfort.

Ideal Candidates for Orbital Decompression

Candidates for orbital decompression are typically individuals with thyroid eye disease (TED) or other orbital conditions experiencing significant eye bulging, double vision, or eye discomfort. It’s essential to undergo a thorough evaluation with Dr. Eftekhari to determine if orbital decompression is the right treatment option.

The Orbital Decompression Procedure

During the orbital decompression procedure, Dr. Eftekhari carefully accesses the eye socket through incisions made in the eyelid or inside the eye. Bone is then removed or reshaped to alleviate pressure on the eye and improve its position within the socket. The surgery is performed under anesthesia, and patients may require a short hospital stay for monitoring.

Recovery and Results

After orbital decompression surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It may take several weeks to months to fully recover from the procedure, during which time patients should follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Eftekhari.

Frequently Asked Questions about Orbital Decompression

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Experience personalized evaluation and treatment tailored to your orbital disorders, including comprehensive care for orbital decompression surgery, with Dr. Kian Eftekhari at Eyelid Center of Utah. Schedule your consultation today to regain comfort and confidence.

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