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What is the bone above your eye called?

A zygomatic fracture involves the lower edge of the eye rim, which is part of the cheekbone. A frontal bone fracture or frontal sinus fracture involves the upper edge of the eye rim, which is part of the forehead’s frontal bone.

What is bone around the eye? The zygomatic bone also forms the temporal, or outer, side wall of the eye socket. Many important nerves run through this area. They can be damaged by a blow to the cheek or side of the face. The medial wall is formed primarily by the ethmoid bone that separates your nasal cavity from your brain.

What are the bones of the eye socket? The eye socket is divided into four parts. Each is formed by separate bones. You can have a fracture in one or all of these parts of the eye socket: The inferior wall, or orbital floor, is formed by the upper jawbone (maxilla), part of the cheek bone (zygomatic), and a small part of the hard palate (palatine bone).

Where is the location of the orbital bone? Also called “the orbit,” the orbital “bone” is actually seven strong bones that make up the encasing of the open socket of the eye; these bones come together to house the actual eye. The periorbital skin is the skin/area around your eye.

What is a broken eye bone? A fracture is a broken bone in the eye socket involving the rim, the floor or both. Orbital rim fracture — These are caused by a direct impact to the face, most commonly by an automobile dashboard or steering wheel during a car crash.

What causes pain in the bone around the eye?

What causes pain in the bone around the eye? Sinusitis. Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses) and sinus infection can cause facial pain around the eyes. Because there are sinus cavities around the bony orbit that houses the eyeball, pain can develop in and around the eye. This pressure behind the eye is usually accompanied by facial headaches as well.

What is bone under the eye? The cheekbone, called the zygomatic or malar bone, is a paired bone with one bone located underneath each eye socket.

What are the bones of the eye socket? The eye socket is divided into four parts. Each is formed by separate bones. You can have a fracture in one or all of these parts of the eye socket: The inferior wall, or orbital floor, is formed by the upper jawbone (maxilla), part of the cheek bone (zygomatic), and a small part of the hard palate (palatine bone).

Why does your eye socket hurt? Eye socket pain is most commonly caused by pressure on the ocular nerves, but there are many different reasons that this can happen. Eye disorders, infections, and allergies are likely culprits, but larger problems with the nervous system may also be to blame. The pain could be a symptom of a larger underlying medical condition, too.