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What is the difference between lid abscess vs orbital cellulitis?
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Dr. George Thorne
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
An abscess usually breaks through the skin ANS cellulitis doesn't.
Both are serious conditions that require professional medical care.

In brief: See below
An abscess usually breaks through the skin ANS cellulitis doesn't.
Both are serious conditions that require professional medical care.
Dr. George Thorne
Dr. George Thorne
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
In brief: Location
An eyelid abscess is generally on the outside of the eye socket (in front of the orbital septum) and is a concentrated, walled off pocket of infection.
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket, which may or may not involve an abscess.

In brief: Location
An eyelid abscess is generally on the outside of the eye socket (in front of the orbital septum) and is a concentrated, walled off pocket of infection.
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket, which may or may not involve an abscess.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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