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Assessment of orbital fractures

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Dr Daren Hanumunthadu, Miss Vickie Lee
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 6, p.50 (123Doc Education, London, June 2015)


Orbital trauma presents regularly to accident and emergency departments in the UK, usually secondary to assault and road traffic accidents. Careful evaluation of the injury is paramount. Appropriate treatment and referral to specialty care is necessary to manage these trauma patients. Consequences of orbital trauma could include persistent symptomatic diplopia, enophthalmos and loss of sight. We present a case of orbital fracture that required surgical management. Additionally, we discuss clinical assessment of orbital fractures, classification of orbital fractures and indications for surgical management.

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Dr Daren Hanumunthadu

Central Middlesex Hospital
London North West Hospital NHS Trust
Acton Lane, NW10 7NS

Miss Vickie Lee (Corresponding author)

Consultant Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon
London North West Hospital NHS Trust
Acton Lane, NW10 7NS


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