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December 1970

Concomitant Blowout Fracture of the Orbit and Rupture of the Globe

Author Affiliations

New York; Montreal
From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, New York (Drs. Dodick and Galin) and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal (Dr. Kwitko).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(6):707-709. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040709001

Concomitant blowout fracture and rupture of the globe occurred in two patients. According to the hydraulic concept of pathogenesis, the simultaneous occurrence of these injuries is improbable. A more likely explanation of blowout fracture, with direct transmission of force through the infraorbital rim and resulting buckling of the floor, is advanced.