Glasses after Nasal Fracture: Minimizing Secondary Nasal Deformities
May 9, 2016
The nose is the most prominent facial feature. A fracture of the nasal pyramid is the most common facial fracture, requiring less force than that for any other facial bone. The increasing prevalence of this injury presents the plastic surgeon with challenging treatment options. Revision rhinoplasty for traumatic nasal deformity is a difficult procedure, and thus, care is needed to optimize the management of nasal fracture.
The numerous factors that contribute to poor end results include timing, edema, undetected preexisting nasal deformity, occult septal deviation/injury and weight of the glasses against the nose. Over the past 10 years, we have worked to invent eyeglasses for acute nasal fracture management that redistributes the pressure of the glasses from the nose to cheeks. This eyeglasses can be used to improve long-term results and to reduce the incidence of post-traumatic nasal deformities.