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Orbital Trauma

What is Orbital Trauma?

Orbital trauma can occur because of many reasons like injury, road accidents, or sports. Ocular or orbital injuries might cause pain around the eye, bruising, swelling, bleeding from cuts, facial numbness, and vision changes. Treatment can range from observation to surgery, depending on the severity of the injury.


Symptoms of Orbital Trauma include

Bruising or swelling of the eye

Bleeding from lacerations

Facial numbness

Changes in vision

Pain around the eye

Treatments Available

Here’s how our experts treat Orbital Trauma

When it comes to treating an orbital injury, the approach depends on how serious it is. For smaller fractures, you might just need some ice packs to help with swelling and pain. We also prescribe meds like antibiotics or decongestants for this.

Blowing your nose at this stage can make things worse.

If the fracture is more severe and messes with your eye movements or causes double vision, surgery might be considered. In that case, oculoplastic surgeons perform the necessary procedures to fix your vision. After the procedure, you might deal with some bruising, swelling, and temporary blurriness, but don’t worry, appropriate meds can ease those symptoms.


If your eye’s just a bit irritated or scratched, it usually gets better within a day on its own. But if it’s still bothering you after a day or you’re worried, see your eye doctor or GP. Anything more serious, like a poke or a deeper injury, needs immediate attention from a medical professional.

The 5 most common types of eye injuries are:

  • Scratched eye, also called corneal abrasions.
  • Chemical burns from things like cleaning products.
  • Foreign objects getting into the eye, like bits of metal or wood.
  • Black eyes and fractures around the eye socket.
  • Eye sunburn, also known as photokeratitis or snow blindness.

  • Avoid looking directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse.
  • Always read and follow instructions before playing games or using equipment.
  • Wear safety goggles or glasses when playing sports or doing leisure activities.
  • Use a helmet with a polycarbonate face mask or wire shield for high-impact sports.

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