Treatment of orbital blowout fractures is highly dependent on the severity of the initial trauma. Cases of minor fractures that do not result in any vision changes or pain during eye movement may require minimal treatment and close observation. In contrast large displaced fractures which have caused changes in vision or pain during eye movement will require more extensive procedures to preserve functionality and optimize aesthetic outcome.

It is highly recommended that a facial trauma specialist promptly evaluate all injuries to the face especially those to the orbit. Delays in evaluation and treatment may have unforeseen circumstances such as reduction in functionality of critical structues and unwanted cosmetic changes.

Drs. Jason Hamilton and Hootan Zandifar, Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeons, discuss the evaluation and treatment of orbital fractures.

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