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Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
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Orbital Cellulitis (Overview)

Of orbit (eye ball) often by staph infection. Propping out of eyeball with limited motion is often observed. This is a true emergency condition requiring the intervention by ophthalmologist.


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What are the most common symptoms of orbital cellulitis?

What are the most common symptoms of orbital cellulitis?

Red, swollen & pain: Orbital cellulitis is infection around the eye socket. It most often comes from a bad sinus infection but can come from the skin as well. There usually is severe redness and swelling of the eyelids and pain as well. If the infection gets into the back part of the eye socket it can cause vision loss or double vision. This is a serious infection and must treated immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
37 doctors shared insights

Orbital Cellulitis (Overview)

Of orbit (eye ball) often by staph infection. Propping out of eyeball with limited motion is often observed. This is a true emergency condition requiring the intervention by ophthalmologist.


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How do doctors diagnose and treat periorbital and orbital cellulitis?

How do doctors diagnose and treat periorbital and orbital cellulitis?

Orbital cellulitis: History and sometimes a ct is required. Preseptal orbitial cellulitis (superficial) can be treated with oral antibiotics; however, postseptal cellulitis (ie deeper) requires IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Treating Cellulitis (Checklist)

Keep the wound clean
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See your doctor -- you likely need antibiotics
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Assess your environment for causes
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Wash your hands regularly
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How can I treat orbital cellulitis?

How can I treat orbital cellulitis?

Antiobiotics, surger: Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection of the tissues around the eye socket. It is treated with IV antibiotics and occasionally surgical drainage if an abscess forms. ...Read more

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Orbital cellulitis with a abscess behind the eye ! will this always need surgery as well as IV antibiotics ? What is the correct path of treatment .

Orbital cellulitis with a abscess behind the eye ! will this always need surgery as well as IV antibiotics ? What is the correct path of treatment .

Orbital cellulitis: This is an emergency. In younger preteens this can lead to brain abcess or worse because the bones are less dense and less of barrier to potential spread. In older patients IV antibiotics are first line with proper evaluation. Surgery is indicated if there is or are potential problems if the area is not decompressed. The orbit can be tight. ...Read more

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Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

Absolutely: Orbital cellulitis is a potentially life-threatening infection. It often starts as a sinus infection, that "tracks back" into the eye socket. Once in the orbit, the infection can continue into the brain. Treatment includes intravenous antibiotics and possible surgical intervention. The earlier it is caught and treated, the better the outcome. ...Read more

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For how long does it take before periorbital cellulitis turns into orbital cellulitis?

Treatment should: Prevent the cellulitis from progressing to orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis is very serious and is not something we wait to treat. ...Read more

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Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

Absolutely: Orbital cellulitis is a potentially life-threatening infection. It often starts as a sinus infection, that "tracks back" into the eye socket. Once in the orbit, the infection can continue into the brain. Treatment includes intravenous antibiotics and possible surgical intervention. The earlier it is caught and treated, the better the outcome. ...Read more

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How can I treat orbital cellulitis?

Antiobiotics, surger: Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection of the tissues around the eye socket. It is treated with IV antibiotics and occasionally surgical drainage if an abscess forms. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin characterized by erythema (red), Edema(swelling), warmth, and tenderness. It usually spreads with visually indistinct borders that involve the ...Read more