Orbital varices: a surgical approach

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1985;1(3):205-10. doi: 10.1097/00002341-198501030-00009.


Five cases of orbital varices are presented, demonstrating a surgical approach with the use of vascular clips. Three of four cases were clipped at the apex of the orbit, with no recurrence. A fourth case was clipped two-thirds of the way back in the orbit, with no progression of the varix and significant improvement of the patient's symptoms. A fifth case failed because of extensive hemorrhaging. Follow-up ranged from 2 to 9 years.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Eye Hemorrhage / complications
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbit / blood supply*
  • Orbit / surgery
  • Prognosis
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods
  • Varicose Veins / complications
  • Varicose Veins / diagnosis
  • Varicose Veins / surgery*