Prevention of amblyopia

In orbital trauma in children it is important to take steps to prevent amblyopia by measures aimed at reducing swelling rapidly (ice packs, prompt treatment of infection) and occluding the fellow eye if necessary. While it would be acceptable to delay the repair of a traumatic ptosis in an adult, this would carry the risk of amblyopia in a child and a temporary brow suspension should be carried out urgently if necessary. It is preferable to use a non-integratible material for the suspension such as a prolene suture or silicone rod so that it can be removed subsequently if the ptosis recovers.

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