Orbital & Eyelid Trauma
Orbital trauma can occur leading to a fracture of the bones making up the eye socket. Other trauma to the eyelids or tear duct system may require repair.
Not all orbital fractures need to be repaired. The indications to repair an orbital fracture are persistent double vision in important fields of gaze, sinking of the eye into the eye socket (enophthalmos), or if there is radiographic evidence of a very large fracture where there is concern of future enophthalmos.
Eyelid lacerations typically all require repair in a specialized manner to restore maximal function and integrity of the eyelid. Lacerations involving the tear duct system require additional steps to restore the tear duct anatomy in efforts to prevent subsequent tearing.