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Treatment for Bulging Eyes (Proptosis)

Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is an oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in orbital decompression for bulging eyes (proptosis). Dr. Taban is douple board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the medical community. In addition to treating bulging eyes as a symptom of thyroid eye disease, Dr. Taban also approaches the treatment for bulging eyes as a cosmetic procedure.
If you would like more information about bulging eyes or would like to speak with an oculoplastic expert, please call our office at 310-278-1836 to make an appointment with Dr. Taban.

What Causes Bulging Eyes?

Proptosis (bulgy eyes) can result from a variety of causes, including Graves’ or thyroid disease andorbital tumors.  The condition may also be congenital or hereditary and is more frequently found in certain ethnicities.
The treatment for proptosis or bulging eyes is orbital decompression. Often decompression is performed for functional or rehabilitative reasons, as bulging eyes can cause eye irritation, redness, and tearing from increased exposure of the eyeballs to air and/or inability to fully close the eyes.  Orbitaldecompression sets the eyeballs back by removing bone and/or fat from behind the eyeballs. Dr. Taban can achieve this result through small, hidden or inconspicuous incisions in an outpatient surgical setting.

Cosmetic Orbital Decompression

Treatment for bulging eyes can also be performed for cosmetic or aesthetic purposes for those who are unhappy about the appearance of their eyes or the proportion of the eyes to rest of the face, either due to disease or inherited factors.  Usually, the degree of decompression needed for aesthetic reasons is less than that for functional reasons.  Dr. Taban uses only the latest surgical technologies, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes for his patients. After undergoing orbital decompression at our outpatient center, patients can leave the facility within a few hours. After surgery, the patient will have swelling and bruising for 7-10 days, with the only restriction being no exercise or heavy lifting during that time.

Your procedure will take place at La Peer Health Center in Beverly Hills and follow-up appointments with Dr. Taban will also be scheduled to track your progress. This multi-million dollar facility boasts a strong 98% patient success rate and has first-class nurses and support staff. We use only the best technology and latest practices to ensure your best results.

Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban

The orbital area is highly detailed, complex, and compact, and surgery requires a special skillset.Cosmetic orbital decompression for bulging eyes is usually performed by an oculoplastic or orbitalsurgeon, who is board-certified in ophthalmology and oculoplastic orbit surgery (ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery). Dr. Taban has two locations for your convenience, one located in Santa Barbara and the other in the heart of Beverly Hills.

If you are interested in cosmetic orbital decompression or would like to seek treatment for bulging eyes, please call our office at 310-278-1836 to make an appointment with Dr. Taban.