Once the primary trauma assessment to rule out life-threatening injuries has been undertaken, the doctor will focus on any injury that might threaten the patient’s eye function or vision. This would necessitate a rapid consultation with an ophthalmologist.
Retrobulbar hemorrhage is an example of such injuries. In this condition, bleeding behind the globe is an emergent problem, as the pressure in the eye socket can become excessively high hindering any blood supply to the retina. This may result in retinal ischemia and blindness.
Any apparent globe injury, such as lens dislocation, hyphema, or open globe
Extraocular muscle entrapment from orbital floor fracture in a child is indicated by the inability to move the eye in upward gaze, or at times, downward gaze. The doctor may also observe autonomic instability, the oculocardiac reflex.
Patients who are under ten years of age may require emergent surgery to release the muscle from the fracture and prevent acute hemodynamic instability and long-term ocular motility issues.
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