Periocular and Orbital Trauma

  • Raymond I. ChoEmail author
  • Sheri L. DeMartelaere


Injuries to the periocular structures and orbit are an extremely common component of ocular trauma. Specific injuries can include partial thickness and full thickness eyelid lacerations, canalicular lacerations, orbital foreign bodies, orbitofacial fractures, orbital compartment syndrome, carotid-cavernous fistula, periocular burns, and severe globe rupture necessitating globe removal. With the exception of orbital compartment syndrome, most periocular and orbital injuries can be managed on a non-emergent basis.


Periocular trauma Orbital trauma Eyelid laceration Canalicular laceration Orbital fracture Orbital compartment syndrome Canthotomy cantholysis Facial fracture Carotid-cavernous fistula Periocular burns Enucleation Evisceration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.COL (RET), MC, US Army, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceColumbusUSA
  2. 2.COL (RET), MC, US Army, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Department of SurgerySan AntonioUSA

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