Description Orbital, Lacrimal and Eyelid Emergencies de Bipasha Mukerjee:
It can be argued that the orbit can no more be called 'Pandora's Box' because of the unpredictable nature of its contents. This perception has changed over the years due to the advent of improved diagnostic, in particular, imaging techniques. However, since medical residency provides very little exposure to orbital and adnexal disorders, most clinicians are inexperienced about how to deal with them. Facing an emergency situation where improper management can rapidly worsen the condition leading to blindness or even death of the patient is every ophthalmologist's nightmare. The emergent nature of these conditions do not provide for a leeway to refer these patients to an orbit
Dr. Geoffrey Rose is a Consultant in Orbital, Lacrimal and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon and Director of the Adnexal Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. He is currently the president of the British OculoPlastic Surgery Society (BOPSS), and a member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.