What is the cause of the opthalmoplegia in this young child? What treatment is necessary?
Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014
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Clinical Case Reports
Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 62–63, April 2014
How to Cite
Clinical Case Reports 2014; 2(2): 62–63
- Issue online: 9 APR 2014
- Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 SEP 2013
Key Clinical Message
Not all orbital fractures are associated with clinical signs of swelling, ecchymosis, and subconjunctival hemorrhage. The “white-eyed” blowout fracture is more commonly seen in children and is associated with entrapment of the extraocular muscles. Early surgical intervention is indicated and it must have been in the differential diagnosis of the head injury patient with opthalmoplegia.