Critical Cases: Orbital Compartment Syndrome

A 31 yo male presents after assault. Walking into the room, you immediately notice marked edema around his left eye. He also seems restless and agitated and is pulling away from staff attempting to obtain vital signs and obtain IV access. Read on for pearls regarding this patient's vision threatening injury!

Board Review: Are we seeing eye to eye?

A 65 year old female with a history of hyperopia presents to the ED with acute onset unilateral eye pain, redness, and blurry vision associated with headache and nausea. She had just arrived at a movie theater when the symptoms began. On exam you see conjunctival injection, mid-fixed pupil, and a hazy cornea.

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