Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(04): 463-472
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725131
Original Article

Periorbital Soft Tissue Trauma

Young Seol
1  Department of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
Monica Dweck
2  Department of Ophthalmology and Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
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Eyelid trauma occurs across a broad spectrum of pathology, ranging from simple periorbital lacerations to severe, vision-threatening injuries requiring expert oculoplastic consultation. Any injury, no matter how benign, is also inherently cosmetically sensitive, further adding to the reconstructive challenge. In this review, we discuss the anatomy of the eyelid and develop an understanding of evaluating for signs of more serious, potentially occult, trauma. A framework is developed for approaching the patient with periorbital trauma to assess for injury and triage necessary treatments. Damage to the lacrimal drainage system, which can be particularly difficult to detect and repair, is specifically emphasized and explored.


03. März 2021 (online)

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