What is an eye socket fracture?

Also known as: fracture of the orbit, orbital fracture.

The eye socket (or orbit) is the bony opening/cup in the skull that both protects and surrounds the eye. If one or more bones surrounding the eye is broken (fractured) it's known as an eye socket or orbital fracture.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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