Can Custom Orbital Rim Implants Change The Shape Of The Eye?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Can custom orbital rim implants alter the shape of the eye? For example, making a rounder, droopier eye appear more sharp and narrow?
A: Given that there is a near linear relationship between the shape and level of the infraorbital rim and that of the overlying lower eyelid, you are correct in that custo orbital rim implants that raise the level of the bone can positively alter the shape of the lower eyelid. This is particularly enhanced when other supportive procedures are combined with it such as lateral canthoplasties and spacer grafts if indicated.
Dr. Barry Eppley