Orbital Fracture repair during COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown was a period when we had stopped elective surgery and were prioritising semi-urgent surgeries and emergencies. But some surgeries can’t wait even if not life threatening. Like this girl who fell down the stairs to have an orbital (eye socket) fracture. The walls of the bony socket holding the eye were broken entrapping the eye muscles- which causes double vision and also making the eye sunken (enophthalmos). This needed early intervention- hence a semi-urgent surgery.

She also had her board exams in a couple of weeks. Considering the importance this exam as well as her need to study comfortably, her diplopia needed to be resolved as soon as possible.

Was happy to note that her diplopia completely resolved and she was able to study and write her exams without any trouble resulting from the accident or the surgery.

Published by Dr. Raghuraj Hegde

Free thinker| Poet| Writer| Traveller| Doctor| Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

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