Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 149–150 | Cite as

Retraction of Orbital Soft Tissue During Orbital Surgery: A Technical Note

  • Saravanan RajendiranEmail author
  • B. Krishnan
Technical Note



Orbital fractures may be either isolated or part of midface fractures. These injuries may cause disruption of the orbital walls and herniation or entrapment of orbital contents resulting in enophthalmos or diplopia.


Surgical exploration of the orbit is the definitive mode of management of such injuries. A common problem encountered during such exploration is the prolapse of orbital soft tissues which hamper the visualization of the defects.


Here, we suggest an adjunct to the orbital retractors in control prolapsing soft tissues.


Orbit Retractor Prolapse Diplopia 


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Conflict of interest

The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DentistryJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)PuducherryIndia

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