How Can I Improve My Orbital Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m severely distressed by my orbital asymmetry and would like to inquire about corrective surgery (based on your “Case Study: Correction of Eye/Orbital Asymmetry with Hydroxyapatite Cement” page). I understand some of the risks of surgery like this, but would love to know more, and to discuss any possibility of me being a candidate for this treatment. 

Thank you

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. In all cases of eye/orbital asymmetry the key question is which is the preferred side. In most patients it is usually higher side and the lower side is at fault…but not always. in rare cases some may find that they prefer the lower side and the higher side is at fault. You did not state which is your preferred side. But in either case a 3D CT facial scan is needed for treatment planning. This is the first place to begin.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana