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How serious are "minor fractures" of the eye socket (orbital fractures)?
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Orbit fracture
Orbital fractures that require intervention are those that affect vision, create a cosmetic deformity or affect movement of the eye.

In brief: Orbit fracture
Orbital fractures that require intervention are those that affect vision, create a cosmetic deformity or affect movement of the eye.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on "minor"
How minor is "minor"? If no symptoms whatsoever, no change in appearance of the eye or eye socket, no vision changes, no double vision, and the only thing is a fracture identified on the ct scan, then that's what i'd call minor and nothing needs to be done.
With visual or other symptoms or cosmetic deformity, should usually be fixed.

In brief: Depends on "minor"
How minor is "minor"? If no symptoms whatsoever, no change in appearance of the eye or eye socket, no vision changes, no double vision, and the only thing is a fracture identified on the ct scan, then that's what i'd call minor and nothing needs to be done.
With visual or other symptoms or cosmetic deformity, should usually be fixed.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not very...
Minor injuries occur to someone else, major injuries happen to you.
Joking aside, if you have no cosmetic deformity, changes in eye position, double vision, blurry vision or other symptoms, surgery is often not needed. There is not a specific definition for "minor fractures, " so make sure you see a facial plastic surgeon with experience in facial fractures. Best wishes.

In brief: Not very...
Minor injuries occur to someone else, major injuries happen to you.
Joking aside, if you have no cosmetic deformity, changes in eye position, double vision, blurry vision or other symptoms, surgery is often not needed. There is not a specific definition for "minor fractures, " so make sure you see a facial plastic surgeon with experience in facial fractures. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends where it is
Any injury to the eye socket bones can be serious.
Not all require surgical repair but it is essential that you have a complete eye exam to be sure there is no injury inside the eye. The decision on whether the fracture needs surgery depends on where it is, how large it is and whether it affects the nerves or muscle around the eye.

In brief: Depends where it is
Any injury to the eye socket bones can be serious.
Not all require surgical repair but it is essential that you have a complete eye exam to be sure there is no injury inside the eye. The decision on whether the fracture needs surgery depends on where it is, how large it is and whether it affects the nerves or muscle around the eye.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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