Injuries of the eyelid may be divided into 2 categories: blunt trauma and penetrating trauma. Cardinal rules in the management of eyelid trauma include the following:
Ecchymosis and edema are the most common presenting signs of blunt trauma. Patients should be evaluated for intraocular injury with a thorough biomicroscopic evaluation and dilated fundus examination. Computed tomography may be indicated to assess for an orbital fracture. See Chapter 6 in this volume for further discussion of orbital fractures.
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