A Study Of Orbital Fractures In A Tertiary Health Care Center

Kamath, Sumana J and Kamath, MG and Kamath, MM and Pai, Shobha G and Chhablani, Jay and Chowdary, Somya (2007) A Study Of Orbital Fractures In A Tertiary Health Care Center. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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A retrospective study of patients with orbital fractures had 48% patients in the age group of 20 – 40 years with male : female ratio of 10:1. Road traffic accidents (71.43%) were the most common cause followed by injury due to fall (20%). Eighty five percent of patients had normal visual acuity at presentation and 65.57% patients had no ocular complaints. Diplopia was present in 14.2% of patients. Of the orbital fractures infraorbital rim was involved in 43.13%, floor in 19.6%, lateral wall in 13.7%, pure blow out in 14.28% and the roof in 2.9%. Important ocular findings were extraocular movements restriction in 9 (10.3%), infraorbital dysaesthesia in 3 (3.4%), enophthalmos in 2, RAPD and globe rupture in 1 patient each. 32 patients underwent surgical management. At the end of 4 months of follow up, 3 had restriction of EOM, 1 patient had vision loss due to globe rupture, 2 had RAPD (optic nerve compression), 1 had lagophthalmos, 1 had exotropia and 1 had atrophic bulbi.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Orbital fracture, Blow out, Optic nerve compression
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:5718
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:28 Sep 2007 23:24
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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