(949) 200-6838 360 San Miguel Dr., Suite 410
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Orbital Surgery New Port Beach

What disorders may affect the orbit?

The orbit is made up of the bones that surround the eye and all of the contents within the eye socket. This area can be affected by inflammation (including thyroid disease), trauma, infection, or tumors that develop within the orbit or have spread from elsewhere in the body. These disorders can cause the eyeball to be moved, oftentimes either to bulge out or sink in. There may also be noticeable swelling in the area surrounding the eye or double vision. These orbital diseases can be benign or malignant and it is important to be evaluated since they may impact your sight or be life-threatening.

How are orbital diseases treated?

Depending on the possible diagnoses, an orbital biopsy, excision, or repair may need to be performed. Usually orbital surgery can be performed through hidden incisions inside the eyelid or in a crease surrounding the eye. Other types of orbital diseases can be treated medically or with radiation, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.

What to expect for your visit

During the initial office visit, Dr. Liu will perform a comprehensive orbital and eye exam. If you have had any prior imaging performed of the face, we ask that you please bring a copy with you on a CD to be reviewed by Dr. Liu. If prior imaging has not been performed, Dr. Liu may order specialized imaging of your orbits to better assess the area. Relevant labs may also be ordered to help establish the diagnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of anesthesia is used during orbital surgery?

Most types of orbital surgery are performed under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center where you can go home the same day.

How does Dr. Liu perform orbital surgery?

The approach to orbital surgery depends on the location and size of the orbital disorder. The majority of orbital surgery can be performed through hidden incisions inside the eyelid or in a crease surrounding the eye to minimize any scarring. Large orbital disorders may require a multi-specialty approach in collaboration with neurosurgery, otolaryngology, or maxillofacial surgery.

How long does the procedure take?

Orbital surgery usually takes about 1-2 hours from start to finish.

Does orbital surgery scar?

Since Dr. Liu prefers to perform orbital surgeries minimally-invasively and through small, well-hidden incisions, the risk of scarring is minimized.

What should I do before / after my surgery?

Please refer to the resources here for detailed pre- and post-operative instructions.

Patient Testimonial

So glad I chose Dr. Liu

5 5 Star Rating
Written on August 24, 2019

Dr. Liu is a master micro-surgeon. It’s been two months since my operation and no one has suspected I had plastic surgery. I look ten years younger, my husband is thrilled and so am I. A dear friend of mine jut told me I look just as beautiful as I did when we first met over 40 years ago. I couldn’t be happier with the results and worth every penny and the few weeks of discomfort. So glad I chose Dr. Liu.

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