Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology


X-ray of the orbit

X-ray of the orbit is a diagnostic procedure that can detect fractures of the bones that make up the orbit, foreign bodies in the eye (usually metal fragments), or intraorbital as well as extra orbital neoplasia, which cannot be diagnosed by other examination techniques.

x-ray of the orbit of the cat's eye
X-ray of a cat with an intraorbital foreign body-shot

X-rays are also useful in evaluation for obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct, where contrast-enhanced imaging is performed, and in this way the location and severity of the obstruction can be determined, so this finding determines the surgical approach.