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Outcomes of orbital blowout fracture surgery in children and adolescents
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    Re:Response to Outcomes of orbital blowout fracture surgery in children and adolescents
    • Stephen G J Ng, Consultant Ophthalmologist
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      • Stuart C Carroll

    Dear Editor, we thank West et al. for their interest in our paper. Firstly, we wish to point out that as stated in our paper's conclusion, we fully endorse early surgery in all cases of paediatric & adolescent blowout fracture. We are committed to educating referrers and colleagues in other specialities to recognize & refer these patients as soon as possible. Secondly, West et al claim that we did not adequatel...

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    Response to Outcomes of orbital blowout fracture surgery in children and adolescents
    • Stephanie K West, specialist registrar
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      • Julia E Hale, Richard W Lee, Sachin M Salvi, Helen M Herbert

    Dear Editor, We thank Authors S.C. Carroll et al for their interesting paper on the Outcomes of orbital blowout fracture surgery in children and adolescents.1 We agree that autonomic symptoms of nausea and vomiting should alert the clinician to the high likelihood of significant orbital trauma. This study shows that the overall outcomes for all patients under the age of 20 were good despite delays. However, this is a hete...

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