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Oculoplastic Surgery


The eyelids and the bones and tissue around the eyes can be damaged by any form trauma. Urgent medical and ophthalmologic care is needed to assess the health and integrity of the eye as well as the need for plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Any injury to the eye itself can threaten sight and should be evaluated and treated emergently to preserve vision.

Fractures of the orbital bones can lead to loss of vision, sight-threatening hemorrhage, double vision, and enophthalmos (sinking of the eye). Treatment may require surgery to repair the fracture or relieve the orbital pressure, depending on the severity of the injury.

Lacerations or avulsions of the eyelids can prevent the eyelid from functioning appropriately and should be cleaned and repaired promptly. Injuries to the lacrimal system (tear ducts) may also occur and should be repaired with stents to maintain proper function and prevent tearing.