Current concepts on the management of orbital blow-out fractures.

  title={Current concepts on the management of orbital blow-out fractures.},
  author={Leo Koornneef},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={9 3},
Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment of orbital blow-out fractures has been controversial in the past. In the 1950s it was advocated that all blow-out fractures be treated surgically based on the conception that extraocular muscles were blown out and trapped in the fracture hole, causing double vision and enophthalmos. Gradually, however, a shift to a more conservative approach occurred, probably because of the complications of surgery, the disappointing results in improvement of motility and… CONTINUE READING