Intervention within days for some orbital floor fractures: the white-eyed blowout.

@article{Jordan1998InterventionWD,
  title={Intervention within days for some orbital floor fractures: the white-eyed blowout.},
  author={David R Jordan and Larry H Allen and Julian White and John P Harvey and R C Pashby and B Esmaeli},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={379-90}
}
Management of blowout fractures involving the orbital floor has been controversial over the past several decades. One school of thought recommends conservative treatment for 4 to 6 months while another recommends a 'wait and watch' period of 2 weeks before intervention. The authors have encountered a group of patients with such fractures, commonly children (less than 16 years of age), who have sustained a blow to the periocular area, yet have marked motility restrictions in up and down gaze… CONTINUE READING