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What Kind Of Doctor Orbital Cellulitis
I went to my eye doc because I have swollen eyelids in mornings. Doc said my eyes are ok. Forgot to ask him about orbital cellulitis. Can that be it?
No: Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbit posterior to the orbital septum. The eye is red painfull can be proptotic limited eye movements and possibly loss of vision from a compressive optic neuropathy. Much more serious than just swollen eyelids. Needs immediate antibiotic therapy plus surgical drainage if a sub Pereosteal abscess is present ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different areas: Orbital cellulitis is infection of the tissues posterior to the orbital septum within the eye socket. Periorbital cellulitis is infection in the skin and soft tissues surrounding the eye the eyelids primarily and is anterior to the orbital septum. Orbital cellulitis can involve ocular muscles and orbtal fat limiting motion of the eye. Seek care as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
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