COMMON INJURY/POISON :: Eye Trauma
Fractures of the Orbit
What are fractures of the orbit?
When one or more bones surrounding the eye are broken, the condition is called orbital fracture. The orbit is the bony structure around the eye. An orbital fracture usually occurs after some type of injury or a strike to the face. Depending on where the fracture is located, it can be associated with severe eye injury and damage.
What are the symptoms of an orbital fracture?
The following are the most common symptoms of an orbital fracture. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of an orbital fracture may resemble other eye conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
How is an orbital fracture diagnosed?
Diagnosis is usually made after a complete medical history and physical examination of your child. In addition, your child's physician may also order the following tests to help confirm the diagnosis:
Treatment for an orbital fracture:
Specific treatment for an orbital fracture will be determined by your child's physician based on:
Treatment may include:
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