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Karim Kassam and Bhavin Visavadia What is the cause of the opthalmoplegia in this young child? What treatment is necessary? Clinical Case Reports 2

Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.38

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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.

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