|Title||Orbital Trauma in a Regional Orbito-facial Trauma Centre|
|Submitted by||Ahmed ALNAHRAWY|
|Review Result||rapid fire presentation|
Complex orbital fractures require multi-specialty input. There are no nationally agreed best practice guidelines (BAOMS Trauma Specialist Group Lead). A recent meta analysis established that patients fractures operated on more than 14 days post injury had a significantly increased risk of persistent diplopia.
We collected data on all patients presenting to a regional orbito facial trauma centre over a 3.5 year period referred for orbital and ophthalmic assessment between December 2014 to June 2018 including demographics, eye and orbital injuries, management and outcomes.
324 patients, Age range 15-89, 282 patients (87%) below 60 yrs of age, 42 patients (13%) above 60. Assault in 219 patients (67%) was the most common mechanism of injury in the under 60s and falls 16 patients (73%) for above 60s age group
A clear referral pathway from trauma to OMFS via ophthalmology is essential to ensure patients are treated in a timely fashion as this would reduce need for reoperationa and maximise final outcome
|Last name||Initials||City / Hospital||Department|
|Chan||C||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London|
|Lee||V||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London|
|Jain||R||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London|
|Aziz||A||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London|
|Perry||M||London North West University NHS Trust, London|
|Balasundaram||I||London North West University NHS Trust, London|