Eyelid, orbital and tear duct injuries

What are eyelid, orbital and tear duct injuries?

Traumas as a result of playing sports, traffic accidents, falls or accidental blows, among other causes, may be of differing degrees of severity and affect the more external ocular structures, such as the eyelids, or the internal structures, such as the eyeball or the tear duct.

Traumas due to eyelid bruising, for example, are very common and do not normally require surgery. Eyelid injuries, however, are a less frequent type of trauma that do require specific surgical treatment

How are they diagnosed?

In the event of ocular trauma, it is important to visit an ophthalmologist urgently so that a thorough assessment can be made of the ocular structures and the severity of the case determined before providing the most appropriate treatment. The visit includes:

  • Complete ophthalmological examination and examination of the palpebral and periocular area.
  • Photographs to assess the patient's condition before and after treatment.

 

These vary greatly depending on the type of trauma and the area affected, ranging from bruising and open wounds or burns on the eyelids to orbital wall fractures or blocked tear ducts.

It is important to remember that pain is not always related to the severity of the process and, therefore, minor injuries might be extremely bothersome whereas severe damage might not be painful at all.

These vary greatly depending on the type of trauma and the area affected, ranging from bruising and open wounds or burns on the eyelids to orbital wall fractures or blocked tear ducts.

It is important to remember that pain is not always related to the severity of the process and, therefore, minor injuries might be extremely bothersome whereas severe damage might not be painful at all.

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