Orbital and Facial Fractures

Facial trauma surrounding the eye poses unique threats to sight including:

  • damage to the optic nerve
  • double vision
  • sinking inward or enophthalmos of the eye

Reconstruction of the orbit requires intimate knowledge of the bony anatomy as well as how to monitor the eye during surgery to avoid unwanted complications to the delicate nerves and muscles.

Not all orbital fracture require surgery, small fractures will likely heal without the need for intervention.

Plating of the fractures should be completed within 2 weeks of the trauma if repair is medically indicated.