Speaking To Your Doctor About Eye Socket Fractures?
If you believe you have received an eye socket fracture, going to your doctor for an initial diagnosis should be your first course of action. Your Doctor or family health care provider will physically examine the eye and the surrounding bones and tissue. They may ask you about your vision or if you have difficulty moving your eye in a certain direction.
After an initial assessment, you will most likely need a CT scan on the fractured area to determine the extent of the damage. It can be quite hard to tell sometimes how badly a fracture is just by looking at the socket, our eyes have very little protection and so when they become inflamed after a heavy blow an x-ray is sometimes the only way to differentiate between significant inflammation or a fracture.
In a lot of cases, the eye socket fracture will heal naturally without the need for surgery. However, in some severe cases, your doctor will determine that the fracture needs surgery and you will be referred to a maxillofacial surgeon here in Brisbane.
You can ask your GP or Health care practitioner for a referral to Faciomax we accept referrals from all dentists, Doctors and Health Care Professionals.