Eye Socket Fracture Symptoms & Causes

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What are fractures of the orbit?

The orbit is the bony structure around the eye. When one or more bones surrounding the eye are broken, the condition is called orbital fracture. 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 eye damage.

What are the symptoms of an orbital fracture?

Each child may experience symptoms differently, but the most common symptoms of an orbital fracture are:

  • swelling of the eyelid
  • bruising around the eye
  • pain in the eye
  • double vision
  • decreased movement of the affected eye
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