Clinicians should endeavor to refer patients with orbital floor trap-door blowout fractures with incarcerated tissue for surgery within eight days, according to new research. The study found ocular motility outcomes were significantly better for patients who underwent repair surgery within eight days of injury than those after eight days.

Yamanaka Y, Watanabe A, Sotozono C, Kinoshita S. Impact of surgical timing of postoperative ocular motility in orbital blowout fractures. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018;102(3):398–403.