Orbiting the Problem

Question: A 62 year old male is struck in the left eye with a large wooden object. He develops blurred vision and subconjunctival hemorrhage. There is no violation of the globe itself. CT reveals an orbital floor fracture in addition to other mid facial injuries. The radiologist comments on “rounding of the inferior rectus muscle”. What is the potential significance of this finding?    [Answer will be posted with next week's new question]


Answer to last week's question, "Unfortunate Embolization" (September 18, 2017)

Injectable corticosteroid suspensions can be inadvertently injected into facial vein tributaries which can anastomose with the superior ophthalmic veins, and subsequently embolize into the arterial system.