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My mother has broken eye orbit. Should I be worried for what this means?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
11 doctors agree

In brief: Need evaluation

A fracture of the eye socket- orbit- can be serious.
Many of these fractures will need surgical repair as they can cause double vision or the eyeball to change position. A c/t scan is needed for proper diagnosis and to make treatment recommendations. She should be evaluated by a facial surgeon who treats these and she should have a complete eye exam by an eye doctor.

In brief: Need evaluation

A fracture of the eye socket- orbit- can be serious.
Many of these fractures will need surgical repair as they can cause double vision or the eyeball to change position. A c/t scan is needed for proper diagnosis and to make treatment recommendations. She should be evaluated by a facial surgeon who treats these and she should have a complete eye exam by an eye doctor.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually post trauma

This sounds like a fracture of one of the orbital bones.
Many are non-displaced and need no treatment. If they are displaced and cause symptoms like doubling of vision or pain, then they can be fixed. Her treating physician can identify the category in which she falls.

In brief: Usually post trauma

This sounds like a fracture of one of the orbital bones.
Many are non-displaced and need no treatment. If they are displaced and cause symptoms like doubling of vision or pain, then they can be fixed. Her treating physician can identify the category in which she falls.
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Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Trauma can result in a fracture most commonly of the inferior wall of the orbit.
It is important to exclude damage to the eye itself. Because one of the muscles that moves the eye is located near where the inferior wall usually fractures it is possible for this muscle to become entrapped in the fracture and limit eye movement resulting in double vision. This requires surgical repair.

In brief: Possibly

Trauma can result in a fracture most commonly of the inferior wall of the orbit.
It is important to exclude damage to the eye itself. Because one of the muscles that moves the eye is located near where the inferior wall usually fractures it is possible for this muscle to become entrapped in the fracture and limit eye movement resulting in double vision. This requires surgical repair.
Dr. Claudio Contreras
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