Ophthalmology and oculoplastics for the rhinologist

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Feb 1;32(1):1-4. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000943. Epub 2023 Dec 6.


Purpose of review: As the management of ophthalmic and sinus disease advances, it is important to stay abreast of all current management options. This involves knowledge of adjacent anatomy and disease processes, and collaboration between multiple specialties. The authors provide a review of relevant ophthalmic and oculoplastic topics for the rhinologist.

Recent findings: The scope and surgical skills of oculoplastic and rhinologist specialists have grown in conjunction with medical and technological advancements. Familiarity with the presentations of sinus disease in the orbit can decrease the time to disease recognition, and improve morbidity and mortality. Collaborative approaches provide improved access to areas of interest throughout the orbit and sinuses. Multiportal, transorbital, and endoscopic techniques can improve patient morbidity and mortality compared to conventional open approaches. Familiarity with all medical and surgical treatment options can help tailor treatments to patients' needs.

Summary: Multidisciplinary approaches to sinus and orbit disease and the incorporation of new surgical technologies can improve patient options and outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy / methods
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmology*
  • Orbit / surgery
  • Orbital Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Orbital Diseases* / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinuses*