Your doctor will use your orbital X-ray to detect conditions resulting from trauma or injury to the eye. Most facial fractures involve the orbital bones. Your doctor may also order a radiograph of the orbits for patients complaining of pain, sight issues, or excessive watering of the eyes or when they cannot detect a foreign body with an ophthalmoscope.
Orbital X-ray is also used as a screening tool before an
because the magnetic field in an MRI could move a metallic foreign object in the eye.