Houston advanced nose and sinus logo
Call: 832-720-NOSE

Medial Orbital Decompression

If you have signs or symptoms of orbital proptosis (bulging eye), a procedure called medial orbital decompression may be an effective treatment option. Thyroid eye disease is a common cause of orbital proptosis and the severe eye bulging that it creates often necessitates medial orbital decompression in order to avoid serious complications such as vision loss.1

MEDIAL ORBITAL DECOMPRESSION

At Houston Advanced Nose and Sinus, Dr. Arjuna Kuperan offers minimally invasive transnasal endoscopic medial orbital decompression. This delicate procedure requires specialized expertise; Dr. Kuperan is one of just a handful of fellowship-trained Rhinologists in all of Texas and he is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (ENT). He and his team are dedicated to providing patients with minimally invasive and highly effective procedures.

WHAT TO EXPECT

PREPARING FOR MEDIAL ORBITAL DECOMPRESSION

At your consultation appointment, Dr. Kuperan will examine you, review your medical history, and discuss your treatment options. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions. He may recommend testing, such as an MRI, prior to recommending medial orbital decompression. If this is the right procedure for you, he will create a personalized treatment plan and inform you of any pre-procedure guidelines.

person's green eye close up

HOW MEDIAL ORBITAL DECOMPRESSION WORKS

This procedure is usually performed with general anesthesia. Once you are sedated, Dr. Kuperan will use an endoscope and specialized instruments to create more room in the orbit behind your eye in order to allow the eye to resume a normal position. The entire procedure is performed through the nose so there are no visible incisions or scars.

RECOVERY AFTER MEDIAL ORBITAL DECOMPRESSION

You may experience some mild swelling or discomfort after the procedure. Dr. Kuperan will advise you on what to expect, including guidelines on pain medication and restrictions on activities while you recover.

Houston advanced sinus office interoir

CONTACT HOUSTON ADVANCED NOSE AND SINUS

Dr. Kuperan and the team at Houston Advanced Nose and Sinus can help you find relief so you can enjoy life again. If you suffer from orbital proptosis due to thyroid disease or Grave’s disease, you may be a candidate for endoscopic medial orbital decompression. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule your consultation appointment.

Footer Form
*Communications through our website or via email are not encrypted and are not necessarily secure. Use of the internet or email is for your convenience only, and by using them, you assume the risk of unauthorized use.

Checkboxes

References

1 Gibson A, Kothapudi VN, Czyz CN. Graves Disease Orbital Decompression. [Updated 2020 Sep 17]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470345/

Dr. Arjuna Kuerpan has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.

Houston Advanced Sinus