Incidence of eye injuries in facial fractures: An analysis of 727 cases

G. Richard Holt, Jean Edwards Holt

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From 1973 to 1980, 727 patients with facial fractures received formal ophthalmologic consultation. The series included 174 mandible fractures, 29 nasal fractures, 436 midfacial fractures, and 88 frontal fractures. Of these, a total of 67% sustained some degree of ocular injuries. Seventy-nine percent of the eye injuries were categorized as temporary, 18% were serious, and 3% were blinding. Of the mandibular fractures, 29% had ocular injuries, 59% nasal fractures, 59% midfacial fractures, and 89% frontal fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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