The orbit is the boney socket in your skull. The orbit houses the eye and all of the structures that support the proper function of the eye such as muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The eye and supporting structures are surrounded by fat that cushions the eye. Unfortunately, there are a variety of problems can occur in the eye socket that effect the proper functioning of the eye.
These problems range from inflammatory disease like thyroid associated orbitopathy as seen in patients with Graves’ disease, eye tumors, infections, and injuries from trauma. When these problems occur, patients often have double vision, loss of vision, pain and swelling. These types of problem are often addressed by an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, which requires specialized training.
Dr. Mont Cartwright, M.D. is a uniquely qualified physician having trained in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery. He is a Diplomat for the American Board of Ophthalmology, member of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – General, and member of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Facial.
Dr. Cartwright is known as one of Central Florida’s premier ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeons. His expertise in the field has led him to write over 70 medical publications, conduct numerous lectures, and participate in multiple speaking engagements. Read more about Dr. Cartwright.