Periorbital Contusions


Pathophysiology

  1. One of the most common facial injuries
  2. Contusion involving the area surrounding the orbit
  3. Caused by blunt trauma to periorbital area
  4. Subcutaneous small blood vessels rupture
  5. Morbidity

Diagnostics

  1. History
  2. Symptoms
  3. Physical exam
  4. Diagnostic testing

Treatment

  1. R/O associated injuries
  2. Treat any associated injuries as appropriate
  3. If no associated injuries

Disposition

  1. May discharge if no serious associated injuries
  2. Ice, pain control
  3. Return if
  4. Follow up with PMD