2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part I: Orbit
Chapter 6: Orbital Trauma
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Orbital trauma is amongst the most common emergency department consultations and is often accompanied by trauma of the facial bones and soft tissue.
Additional injuries that may be observed in the setting of orbital trauma include orbital hemorrhage, retained foreign body, and optic neuropathy.
Ophthalmic manifestations of orbital trauma may include decreased vision, intraocular injury, strabismus, and eyelid or globe malposition.
An ophthalmic examination should be performed on all patients who have sustained orbital trauma as ocular injuries may also be present.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.