Long-term follow-up of orbital blow-out fractures with and without surgery.


The patients having orbital repair for a blow-out fracture, 6 months or longer after injury, had a high incidence of enophthalmos (72%). This compares badly with 17% in the non-surgical group and 20% of those who had surgery within 14 days of trauma. The residual enophthalmos was minimal in the latter two groups, but could measure 2 or 3 mm in the late… (More)