MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY: Edited by Sherard A. TatumContemporary management of orbital blowout fracturesHomer, Nataliea; Huggins, Alisona; Durairaj, Vikram D.a,bAuthor Information aTOC Eye and Face bDepartment of Ophthalmology, Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA Correspondence to Vikram D. Durairaj, MD, FACS, TOC Eye and Face, 3705 Medical Parkway, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78705, USA. Tel: +1 512 458 2141; fax: +1 512 458 4824; e-mail: email@example.com Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: August 2019 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 310-316 doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000550 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Orbital floor blowout fractures may lead to significant morbidity, including debilitating double vision and globe malposition. Thorough evaluation and timely surgical intervention may prevent long-term sequelae. Recent findings New studies have demonstrated certain patients with orbital floor fractures to do well when managed conservatively. In those necessitating operative repair, precise surgical dissection and adequate fracture reduction are essential to restoring orbital anatomy and function. Novel surgical techniques and orbital floor reconstruction materials, described in this review, will further optimize patient outcomes. Summary A knowledgeable evaluation, thoughtful management strategy and modernized surgical technique can prevent long-term disability in patients with orbital floor blowout fractures. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.