Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Orbital Blowout Fracture Outlook

What to expect with a blowout fracture of the orbit:

  • The outlook depends on the severity of the injury.
  • About 5 to 30 percent of people with an orbital blowout fracture have ongoing double vision that requires additional therapy.

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Orbital Blowout Fracture References
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