By David R. Jordan, MD
    Annual Meeting 2013

    Myth: "When extraocular muscles are trimmed from the globe, unless they are tagged with a suture they retract into the orbit, never to be found." Using evidence of the orbital connective tissue framework, Dr. David Jordan explains why this is a myth in his 2013 Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Subspecialty Day presentation. The orbital connective tissue is an extensive framework of interconnected fibrous septa that allows compartmentalization and support of orbital structures. Not only does this framework hold the extraocular muscles in place after enucleation, but its presence, after being recognized during secondary orbital dissection, will also aid in localizing the muscles.