Globe Retraction Follow-up

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Michael T Yen, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Further Outpatient Care

Patients with Duane syndrome should be observed for development/worsening of strabismus, anomalous head position, or amblyopia.

Patients with orbital blowout fractures should be observed for persistent diplopia and development of enophthalmos. Some patients may benefit from medical therapy in the acute setting (antibiotics, nasal decongestants, steroids). Patients with severe enophthalmos may require reconstructive orbital surgery.

Patients with metastatic tumors of orbit treated with radiation therapy should be observed for development of keratitis, dry eye, cataract, or radiation retinopathy. All patients with orbital metastases should be monitored to assess for evidence of recurrence and evaluated and treated systemically by an oncologist (eg, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery).

Silent sinus syndrome may respond to medical therapy or may require surgery.



Protective eyewear should be worn during participation in high-risk activities.


Patient Education

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