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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 201B


Orbital and Ocular Trauma: Seeing More Than the Floor

Martin B. Steed, DDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Joel Eric Powell, DDS, MD
Private Practice
Dartmouth, NS, Canada


The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is often called upon to treat facial trauma involving the orbit. This course will assist the surgeon in identifying injuries to the globe and adnexal structures which is essential to avoiding complications, communicating with ophthalmology consultants, and achieving successful reconstruction of such complex injuries.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the anatomy of the orbit, globe and adnexal structures and how this anatomy is altered by trauma, and through this understanding, be able to look for and identify injuries in patients who require repair of fractures involving the orbit.
  2. Understand the examinations and tests that ophthalmologists employ to assess the traumatically injured eye.
  3. Discuss the fundoscopic and slit lamp examinations in a step by step manner.

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