REBEL Core Cast 42.0 – Orbital Compartment Syndrome

Oct 14, 20
REBEL Core Cast 42.0 – Orbital Compartment Syndrome

Take Home Points

  • Trauma resulting in a retrobulbar hemorrhage can lead to orbital compartment syndrome which is a vision threatening injury
  • Diagnosis is made clinically based on the presence of an afferent pupillary defect, vision loss and an intraocular pressure > 40 mm Hg
  • Treatment is with a lateral canthotomy – a simple but mentally daunting procedure

REBEL Core Cast 42.0 – Orbital Compartment Syndrome

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Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)

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