A 53-year-old woman presents to your ED after tripping down a flight of steps. On exam you note marked swelling of her right orbit with proptosis of the right eye. You ask the patient to look to the side but she cannot move her eye.
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1. What is the procedure being performed?
2. What is the most common reason to perform the procedure?
3. What complication are you trying to prevent in performing this procedure?
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