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Introduction to Eye Socket Disorders

By

James Garrity

, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Last full review/revision Aug 2021
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The eye sockets (orbits) are bony cavities that contain and protect the eyes and their supporting structures (see figures An Inside Look at the Eye An Inside Look at the Eye An Inside Look at the Eye and Structures That Protect the Eye Structures That Protect the Eye Structures That Protect the Eye ). Disorders affecting the contents of the orbits include

An Inside Look at the Eye

An Inside Look at the Eye

Many orbital disorders require treatment by a medical doctor who specializes in eye disorders (ophthalmologist).

Structures That Protect the Eye

Structures That Protect the Eye
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