Orbital Wall Fracture

Learn More About Orbital Eye Fracture Treatment at Aurora

What is Orbital Wall Fracture?

Orbital wall fracture is a fracture of the bone that surrounds and protects the eye (the eye orbit). Fractures within the orbital wall can lead to serious problems, so if an orbital wall fracture is suspected, ophthalmologists will usually order X-rays or other tests to check for the presence of a fracture, or to diagnose the severity of it.

It’s very important that you be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if you have experienced blunt trauma to the eye, such as having been hit in the eye by any object or having been in an accident in which your head or face was involved. If you have an orbital wall fracture and don’t have it treated, you could develop problems such as permanent double vision or your eye sinking into the eye socket.

How is a Fractured Orbital Wall Treated?

Some orbital wall fractures will heal on their own without treatment. However, some fractures will require treatment that may include surgery.

Ophthalmologists at Aurora Health Care treat orbital wall fractures in a variety of ways, depending on the location and severity of the fracture and how long it has been since the fracture occurred. There are two types of surgery most often used for orbital wall fractures – open or traditional surgery and endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of surgery. When you come to Aurora with an orbital eye fracture, your ophthalmologist will discuss the treatment options with you and work with you to come up with the best plan for you.

Why Choose Aurora Health Care For Your Eye Care Needs?

When it comes to caring for your eyes and vision, you want the best. And at Aurora, our ophthalmologists in Wisconsin and northern Illinois are dedicated to providing the best, most advanced eye care and treatments available today.

Because Aurora eye care experts work within the entire Aurora Health Care system, they can offer you so much more than simple vision care. At Aurora, you’ll get:

  • Expert care at any hour of the day – At Aurora, we have board-certified ophthalmologists on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for you if you have an eye emergency – even if it’s at 3 a.m.
  • Care focused on you – Every one of our ophthalmologists believes that involving patients in the decisions that affect them, making them a part of their health care team, and making sure they understand their condition and treatment options is the best way to deliver outstanding care. At Aurora, you can expect us to focus on you, delivering the best possible care for you.
  • Immediate access to referrals – Aurora Health Care offers hundreds of specialists under one roof, as part of one integrated health care team. Some eye conditions are signs of other conditions, such as diabetes, vascular disease and neurological issues. If your ophthalmologist sees evidence of other disease during your eye exam, he or she can make a referral to another specialist and get you an appointment right away.
  • Convenient care in multiple locations – Aurora has eye care specialists in a variety of locations across eastern Wisconsin. We have clinics, hospitals and surgery centers that offer the entire spectrum of eye care.
  • Care for infants through senior citizens – At Aurora, we have eye care ophthalmologists who specialize in eye care for both adults and children. Our pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat eye conditions in children.
  • Innovation – You can expect innovative treatments using the latest advancements in technology, including:

How Do I Schedule a Consultation With an Ophthalmologist?

To schedule a consultation or appointment with an ophthalmologist at Aurora, call one of our ophthalmology offices directly. View the list of Aurora ophthalmologists.