Can a broken eye socket heal?
Treatment and recovery Many broken eye sockets heal without surgery. If doctors believe that the fracture can heal naturally, they may recommend some complementary treatments, including antibiotics to prevent infections and special nasal sprays to stop the person sneezing.
What causes eye socket?
Sinusitis, which is a bacterial or viral infection or allergic reaction in the sinuses, can cause a sensation of orbital or eye socket pain. Pain coming from the sinus cavities can be interpreted as eye pain. Migraines and cluster headaches are a very common cause of orbital eye pain.
What does an eye socket look like?
Your eye socket will look red but it will become pinker in colour as it heals. Some bruising and swelling of the eyelids may occur; this can become worse over the first few days before gradually getting better. You will be able to see the clear plastic shell that has been placed in your eye socket.
How do you treat a broken eye socket?
For a small, uncomplicated blowout fracture that does not affect the movement of your eye, your doctor may prescribe ice packs, decongestants and an antibiotic to prevent infection. You may be told to rest for a few days and to avoid blowing your nose while the eye heals.
How do you treat eye socket pain?
The most common treatments include:
- Home care. The best way to treat many of the conditions that cause eye pain is to allow your eyes to rest.
- Glasses. If you frequently wear contact lenses, give your corneas time to heal by wearing your glasses.
- Warm compress.
- Eye drops.
Can you touch an empty eye socket?
Always wash your hands before you touch the area around your empty socket. Don’t touch the eye socket itself. You will need to regularly clean your eyelids and remove any mucus. To do this, boil some water and allow it to cool.
How do doctors fix a broken eye socket?
Surgery may be needed to:
- Remove bone fragments.
- Free trapped eye muscles and eliminate double vision.
- Restore the normal architecture of the eye socket if your injured eye looks sunken in.
- Repair deformities of the eye rim that affect your appearance.
How can I tell if I broke my eye socket?
Symptoms of an eye socket fracture
- double vision or reduced vision.
- swelling of the eyelid.
- pain, bruising, tearing, or bleeding around the eye.
- nausea and vomiting (most common in trapdoor fractures)
- sunken or bulging eye, or droopy eyelid.
- inability to move your eye in some directions.