Intraocular pressure changes secondary to reduction of orbito-zygomatic complex fractures

Paton, Greg J, Aquilina, Peter J., Lynham, Anthony and Lee, Graham A. (2006) Intraocular pressure changes secondary to reduction of orbito-zygomatic complex fractures. Journal of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, 64 1: 100-103. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2005.09.017

Author Paton, Greg J
Aquilina, Peter J.
Lynham, Anthony
Lee, Graham A.
Title Intraocular pressure changes secondary to reduction of orbito-zygomatic complex fractures
Journal name Journal of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0278-2391
Publication date 2006-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.joms.2005.09.017
Volume 64
Issue 1
Start page 100
End page 103
Total pages 4
Editor L. Assael
Place of publication Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Publisher W. B. Saunders
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject CX
110323 Surgery
Formatted abstract
To investigate intraocular pressure (IOP) changes in the involved eye during orbito-zygomatic complex fracture reduction, compared with the IOP of the eye on the uninjured side.

Patients and Methods

Twenty patients who presented with displaced, isolated unilateral orbito-zygomatic complex fractures were enrolled. IOPs were measured using a Tono-Pen XL (Medtronic Solan, Jacksonville, FL) in the involved eye and in the non-involved eye. Pressure was recorded at 5 time points (before general anesthetic induction, after induction, immediately after fracture reduction, post operation while still under general anesthetic, and 15 minutes post general anesthetic).


There were no significant differences between the injured and control data at any time point. Average IOPs for the involved and control eye decreased after anesthetic induction; however, IOP increased in both eyes after fracture reduction.


There is no statistical evidence of a difference between the IOP of the control and injured eyes. Routine IOP testing is not indicated during orbito-zygomatic fracture reduction.

Keyword Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Orbital Compartment Syndrome
Retinal Artery-occlusion
Retrobulbar Hemorrhage
Q-Index Code CX

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