Orbital Injury

  • Yueyue Li
  • Hai Tao
  • Xibin Zhou
Part of the Ocular Trauma book series (OCTRA)


Orbital injury includes orbital soft tissue contusion, orbital fracture, orbital foreign bodies, etc. This chapter mainly discusses the injury of soft tissue and the orbital wall behind the orbital septum. The early reactions of orbital trauma were hemorrhage, exudation, and edema, and the late pathological changes were scar adhesion and fat atrophy. Mild orbital injury, such as orbital soft tissue contusion, generally does not need surgical treatment, but more serious orbital injury, such as orbital fracture which causes obvious eye sag, strabismus, etc., needs surgical treatment. This chapter report includes six cases of orbital injury, to provide a guide about diagnosis and management of orbital injury.


Orbital injury Orbital contusion Orbital fracture Foreign body 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yueyue Li
    • 1
  • Hai Tao
    • 1
  • Xibin Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Ophthalmology and Orbital Diseases, Lacrimal Apparatus Center of Ophthalmology, Armed Police General HospitalBeijingChina

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