Ocular injuries associated with fractures involving the orbit.

  title={Ocular injuries associated with fractures involving the orbit.},
  author={Constantin Ioannides and W. Frits Treffers and Martine Rutten and P Noverraz},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  volume={16 4},
Ocular injuries often accompany periorbital fractures. The incidence reported by various authors varies greatly. The charts of 509 patients operated on because of a fracture involving the orbit were reviewed and the intra- and extraocular injuries were recorded. Subconjunctival haematoma, corneal abrasions and mild retinal oedema were not considered. It appeared that 26% of the injured suffered concomitant lesions of the eye and/or its adnexae. The incidence is discussed and certain hints are… CONTINUE READING

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