ABC of eyes: Injury to the eye: Orbital injuries should not be considered in isolation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.644-a (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:644
  1. James R Gallagher, specialist registrar (jr.gallagher@ntlworld.com),
  2. Peter Ramsay-Baggs, consultant
  1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ulster Hospital, Belfast BT16 1RH

    EDITOR—In their ABC of eyes Khaw et al discussed the management of orbital hard tissue injuries.1 Orbital fractures occur in isolation but are more commonly components of zygomatic complex or midface fractures.2

    In our experience, a patient presenting with a subconjunctival haemorrhage, swollen eyelid, and loss of cheek sensation with ipsilateral …

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