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Causes Of Periorbital Pain
My husband has periorbital pain, along top inner half of orbital rim. Sometimes mild, sometimes intense. Started after cataract surgery. Age 50.
Ck w/ur eye surgeon: It is wise to speak to your cataract surgeon about this. They usually use very lightweight lid speculum, the injection for anesthesia to keep your eye from moving around during surgery is deeper, and usually never causes deep eye pain, but s/he needs to be made aware of this, especially if you might have had any interoperative issues with your surgery. It may be even unrelated like sinuses too. ...Read more
My brother has chronic sinusitis. He got nasal polyps &were removed surgically 10 yrs ago, now he xperiences periorbital pain. Is it due to his snusitis?
Possible causes: Sleeping on a material that you allergic to, sleeping on the side with the problem and thyroid disease. ...Read more
My daughter recently had acquired periorbital cellulutus while in her daycare setting. Is there any way to detrrmine what the specific cause was?
Probably not.: Periorbital cellulitis is an infection of the tissues around the eye, and can start with a break in the skin (even a bug bite), or spread from infection of nearby tissues (impetigo, stye, conjunctivitis), from a sinus infection or even through the bloodstream. A wide variety of bacteria can cause this, and antibiotic treatment is needed, sometimes by iv. I hope she feels better soon! ...Read more
Periorbital cellulitis is loosely related to orbital cellulitis, the latter being an extremely dangerous, emergency medical condition. Both involve infection of the eye region and are caused (largely) by straphylococcus and streptococcus.
Crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis. ...Read more
The tissue around the removed lipoma had some bruising and the body is responding with fluid into the hematoma to absorb it.
Early on ice may help, layer2-3 days a heating pad may help. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing
Difficult options: POH is difficult to treat. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756872/ options include topical depigmenting agents, such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, topical retinoic acid, and physical therapies, including chemical peels, surgical corrections, and laser therapy, most of which are tried scientifically for melasma, another common condition of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more
Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis, also known as preseptal cellulitis is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye, in front of the orbital septum. It may be caused by breaks in the skin around the eye, and subsequent spread to the eyelid; infection of the sinuses around the nose (sinusitis); or from spread of an infection elsewhere through the blood. ...Read more
See an ID specialist: Periorbital -or more specifically, preseptal cellulitis- refers to the inflammation of the soft tissues of eyelid and periorbtal area, leading to redness and swelling. An id physician can help determine the potential origin of the infection (a dental cavity or else a pimple on the nose) and prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
Periorbital cellulit: Recovery time will vary with the organism causing the infection, the severity of the infection at the time treatment is initiated, the immune status of the patient and the drug chosen and the route of administration and dose. It should generally respond quickly but may need 7-10 days of treatment to ensure that it has been eliminated. ...Read more
Yes: They are not subtle symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Severity?: Preseptal cellulitis can potentially resolve with oral antibiotics. Postseptal cellulitis may need IV antibiotics. Any eye movement disturbance is worrisome and usually involves imaging. Amount of swelling and spread can be factors. Also, if not improving on first line therapy, that would stop vacation. So depends on severity, length of time, treatment working or not, etc. ...Read more
Source: Periorbital cellulitis is often caused by organisms which are normally resident in the upper respiratory tract and may emanate from the sinuses, facial infections, or the other ancillary structures of the external portion of the eye. These bacteria are common and whether you develop infection depends upon a variety of underlying factors. It is not spread from person to person generally. ...Read more
Infection around eye: It is a bacterial infection around the eye. The eye is an extension of the brain. Because of this, these infections may be serious. They require early, aggressive treatment. ...Read more