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Is it normal to have double vision after an orbital fracture?

Double vision often follows orbital fractures, especially blowout fractures in which a crack in the bone below the eyeball traps one or more of the muscles that move the eye. It can take several months for the double vision to resolve after corrective surgery. In some cases the double vision does not go away, so the patient requires prism eyeglasses to alleviate the double vision.

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