White-eyed blow out fracture

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 by Anna Murchison, MD, MPH on September 7, 2020.

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White-eyed blow out fracture (WEBOF) is a term for an orbital fracture with restrictive strabismus. ICD codes include fracture codes (e.g. S02.40, S02.32) and restricted motility/diplopia codes.


A WEBOF is a type of orbital fracture with tissue entrapped in small orbital break resulting in restrictive strabismus.


As with other fractures, a WEBOF is due to trauma. The trauma can be a direct or glancing blow to the eye and/or periorbital tissue and commonly occurs during sporting activities. White-eyed blow out fracture (WEBOF) is a term coined by Jordan and colleagues describing the paucity of external findings with a small fracture and restrictive strabismus and diplopia and is most commonly seen in children and young adults Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag