Fractures of the Orbit

When one or more bones surrounding the eye are broken, the condition is called orbital fracture. The orbit is the bony structure around the eye. An orbital fracture usually occurs after some type of injury or a strike to the face. Depending on where the fracture is located, it can be associated with severe eye injury and damage.

What Are the Symptoms of an Orbital Fracture?

The following are the most common symptoms of an orbital fracture. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Swelling of the eyelid
  • Bruising around the eye
  • Pain in the eye
  • Double vision
  • Decreased movement of the affected eye

The symptoms of an orbital fracture may resemble other eye conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.

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