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Orbital Trauma

  • Peter Michalos
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Abstract

There are many etiologies of orbital trauma which require prompt evaluation, imaging, and treatment. The goals of treatment are restoring and preserving acuity, eyelid functionality, binocular vision, and lacrimal system and tear duct integrity. A multidisciplinary approach by specialists in ophthalmology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery is usually required to maximize the potential for restoration of orbital integrity and health. The use of improved microsutures, the binocular operating microscope, and micro titanium screws and plates has all contributed to vast improvements in the treatment of orbital trauma.

Keywords

Orbital trauma Orbital fractures Fractures of the orbit Lacrimal canalicular disruption Orbital hemorrhage and apex syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Michalos
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  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Eye InstituteColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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