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Where is preseptal cellulitis?
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Dr. Young Choi
Ophthalmology
In brief: Preseptal cellulitis
This involves layers in front of the septum, which are skin and muscle.

In brief: Preseptal cellulitis
This involves layers in front of the septum, which are skin and muscle.
Dr. Young Choi
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Dr. Candace Spann
Preseptal cellulitis is common in children, but cam occur in any age. It involves a rapidly developing, dramatic swelling of the upper and sometimes lower eyelid. It requires systemic antibiotics for treatment and treatment should be sought immediately when it develops.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
In brief: Skin around the eye
Preseptal cellulitis is a skin infection of the eyelids that approaches, but doesn't enter the eye socket.
The septum is a soft tissue barrier between the eyelid skin and the socket. If the infection breaks through the septum, it is an orbital cellulitis, which is much more serious as it can lead to vision loss or worse.

In brief: Skin around the eye
Preseptal cellulitis is a skin infection of the eyelids that approaches, but doesn't enter the eye socket.
The septum is a soft tissue barrier between the eyelid skin and the socket. If the infection breaks through the septum, it is an orbital cellulitis, which is much more serious as it can lead to vision loss or worse.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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