Two patients with posterior fractures showed persistent diplopia which was well managed by prisms.
Diplopia downgaze after orbital floor repair.
1 2 in patients with postoperative diplopia restricted extraocular motility and positive forced ductions surgical exploration for residual inferior rectus entrapment is indicated.
A 51 yo african american female presents with diplopia in downgaze after an orbital floor fracture secondary to being punched in the face s p repair with open reduction internal fixation orif and placement of a plate od ocular history.
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We retrospectively studied 54 patients who underwent repair of an orbital blowout fracture.
Nine patients showed a complete improvement of their diplopia.
Persistent diplopia has commonly been reported as a complication of orbital floor fracture repair in children.
She had an incarcerated inferior rectus muscle in the fracture causing diplopia in upgaze.
However here we present two cases of marked upgaze limitation and positive forced ductions 1 week.
A total of 47 of 54 86 patients had clinically significant diplopia.
Cho who determined that the patient probably had not needed the orbital floor fracture repair in the first place.
Endoscopic repair of the orbital floor blowout fracture using an endonasal approach appears to be a safe and effective technique for the treatment of diplopia.
The eye may be proptotic or enophthalmic depending on the amount of edema causing proptosis and the size of the fracture larger fractures leading to enophthalmos.
After the initial surgery the patient had diplopia hyperglobus and cicatricial entropion.
Immediately after an orbital floor fracture the affected eye may have impaired motility resulting in double vision.
Double vision after orbital floor repair unread post by moby thu sep 17 2009 10 16 pm hello and welcome i am sorry to hear about this serious injury.
Both of them could be weakened by direct trauma 12 17 ischemia so called.
16 the inferior rectus muscle and the inferior oblique muscle may be involved.
Orbital blowout fracture od s p repair with orif and placement of a plate 7 weeks prior.
None of the patients reported diplopia in the primary position neither downgaze conclusion diplopia persisting after reconstructive surgery of a fractured orbital floor may be corrected surgically.
Diplopia in patients with orbital floor fractures may appear in either up or downgaze or both 9 14 the etiology of this phenomenon has been speculated on since lerman s 1970 study.
Finally after attempting two revisions the surgeon referred the patient to dr.