A study of orbital fractures in a tertiary health care center

Sumana J. Kamath, M. M. Kamath, M. M. Kamath, Shobha G. Pai, Jay Chhablani, Somya Chowdary

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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