Signs and Symptoms of Orbital Fractures

orbital fractures Your orbital bones surround your eye socket. Unfortunately, there are instances where one or more of the bones surrounding the eye become broken. This can cause pain and a variety of additional symptoms. It is important to recognize the common causes of orbital fractures as well as signs that could indicate that you may personally be dealing with an injury of this type.

What Can Cause an Orbital Fracture?

The majority of orbital fractures are caused by blunt force trauma. This type of trauma occurs when something hits the eye very hard and can be related to sports injuries, car accidents, assault, and more.

If you think that you may have sustained an orbital fracture, it is important to reach out for medical care as soon as possible. Left untreated, orbital fractures can make it hard for your eye to move properly, affecting your vision. Some people with untreated orbital fractures may experience trouble breathing, speaking, or hearing, depending on the location of the fracture. Serious orbital fractures can carry even more severe consequences and may result in seizures, bleeding within the brain, brain damage, and infections.

Signs and Symptoms of Orbital Fractures

Orbital fractures can affect people differently. Some common signs and symptoms of orbital fractures include:

  • Swelling underneath the eye
  • Bruising around the eye (commonly known as a black eye)
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Decreased vision
  • Swelling in the cheek or forehead
  • Numbness around the eye
  • Problems moving the eye normally
  • A sunken or bulging appearance of the eyeball
  • Nosebleeds that cannot be attributed to other causes
  • A flattened appearance of the cheek

Although orbital fractures can sometimes heal on their own without surgical intervention, it is best to seek medical assistance from our team at Daneshrad Clinic ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery. Our doctor may prescribe medicine, like antibiotics, to help you through the healing process.

Reach Out to Daneshrad Clinic ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery

At Daneshrad Clinic ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping patients get the help they need. Board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Payam Daneshrad has extensive experience providing quality and trusted care for patients in Torrance, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and surrounding areas. Reach out to us today at 310-453-6500 to schedule an appointment.

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