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Eye Socket Fracture

 

Eye socket fracture is a condition where a bone is broken in the rim or floor of the eye socket which protects the eye.

Causes

  • Direct impact to the face
  • Direct impact to the eye

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Protruding or sunken eye
  • Inability to move the eye freely
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Numbness in the forehead, nose, cheek or lips

Treatment

  • Ice packs
  • Rest
  • Antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Surgery to repair deformities and free any trapped eye muscles and tissues

Prevention

  • Wear protective eyewear while engaging in contact sports or other risky activities
  • Use seat belts while driving
  • Avoid impact to the face and eyes