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Dr I was shot in my left eye, the vision in that eye is very

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Dr I was shot in my left eye, the vision in that eye is very blur but the right one is ok though I wear glasses but my worry is that the eye that was shot is hollow its like down in the socket, can that be fixed?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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Depending on the amount of bone/tissue loss from the gunshot it should be possible to reconstruct your orbit and add volume so that your eye is in a more natural position.

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It would most likely be best if a team approach is taken to your problem utilizing the surgical expertise of an oculoplastic surgeon, ophthalmologist and, possibly an ENT doctor.

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The best place to go for this type of procedure would be a large University Teaching hospital where a team such as this can be more easily arranged.

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Does this make sense to you?

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If you could tell me what area you live in I would be happy to recommend a University Department near you.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Let me know if there are there any other concerns or issues you would like to discuss on this topic.