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Does everyone with an orbital fracture have a black eye?

Depends . Usually, yes. But it depends where the orbit is fractured. Read more...
Very common. The vast majority of orbital fractures will cause a black eye. If you've been hit in or near the eye you should have a complete evaluation by an eye doctor and facial surgeon to determine if you might need surgery. Read more...

How do you know if you have a orbital fracture below the eye?

Thats serious. The only way to know is by xray or ct scan of skull/face. However, a clue is having an injury to the eye or nearby face, followed by double vision or seeing the eyes not tracking together. Unlike sturdy bones of rest of face, orbital bones are almost paper thin. Under extreme force can "blow out", then the fracture captures the lower eye muscle causing one eye to get "stuck" in certain positions. Read more...
Ct scan. Symptoms will possibly be Diplopia after blunt trauma and maybe numbness of the cheek and gum on the same side as the trauma. A ct scan will tell you definitively. Coronal views give the best info for evaluating the orbital floor. Read more...

If I blew my nose and my eye puffed up do I have a orbital fracture?

Probably. Subcutaneous emphysema is a sign of a fracture of the orbit into one of the sinuses. A history of trauma to the bones of the orbit proceeding the symptom is consistent with this. If this occurs without trauma some type of bone erosion is occurring possibly neoplastic. An exam and possible surgical repair are indicated. Read more...

What to do for dry burning eyes I have after having surgery for eye orbital fracture?

Dry eyes! Use artificial tears (consider preservative free) and oral omega-3's to make them more moist. Use the tear drops one drop 3-4 times a day, every day. If no improvement, then see your eye md for full diagnosis and treatment plans. Read more...

Does a fractured eye socket (orbital fracture) mean no more sports?

No. You can certainly continue playing sports after an orbital fracture heals or if needed, repaired. Some orbital fractures can lead to blurred or double vision and this could affect playing some sports. Persistant blurred or double vision following an orbital fracture should be evaluated. Read more...
Short term. These injuries heal. Once healed, unless significant additional injuries occurred, you should be back to full activity. Read more...
Not usually. Most orbit fractures will heal well even if they need surgical repair. You should avoid contact sports for 6-8 weeks after an orbit fracture to allow time for proper healing. After an orbit fracture one should always eye protection during sports especially racquet sports or baseball. Discuss this with your surgeon as each case is unique. Read more...

Can a person have a subdural hematoma or skull fracture for a month with only symptoms being side headache and back head pain? Got black eye month ago

Yes. Yes, in part because the mental status of the person, and therefore their ability to report pain, may be altered as well. There is also a condition known as a delayed subdural hematoma which can occur after the original injury. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. Read more...