Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of eye socket infection?

X-ray, CT scan. Eye socket infection is also called orbital cellulitis. It can be caused either by infection of the eyelids or sinus tracking back into the socket. It can be diagnosed on the basis of decreased movement of the eye, pain that is worse with movement, swelling of the lids and upper face, discharge and history of lid or sinus infection. X-ray and ct scan can pick it up quite well. This is an emergency.
Yes. Infection in the eye socket is usually obvious with redness, swelling and discharge (mostly pus) around and behind the artificial eye. Testing is only needed if there seems to be poor response to treatment and an unusual organism is the cause. Good hygiene, especially of the prosthetic eye is important. Start with your ocularist and you may need to see an oculoplastic ophthalmologist.

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Are there alternative therapies for eye socket infection?

More details. You need to provide more details. By socket do you mean around the eye, the eyelids, the surface of the eyeball or the structures around the eye? Read more...
Depends. Infection of the eye socket, which I am guessing means the space into which an artificial eye has been placed, is usually not dangerous but is very uncomfortable and unsightly. Sometimes this type of infection can be eliminated by removing the eye, using good hygiene for several days and cleaning the eye. The use of topical antibiotic/steroid ointment is very helpful. Read more...

Am a sandwich generation member, planning to move to be near kids. Now mom has been diagnosed with eye socket infection. What to do?

See ophthalmologist. Your mother needs to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible, as she needs to be started on prescription antibiotics. This infection, if untreated, could spread beyond the eye socket. Read more...
Treat Infec First. The infection trumps other concerns. If she needs IV antibiotics, do this first. When she can be on oral antibiotics and does not need any abscess drained, etc. Then go to be with kids. Read more...

How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

CELLULITIS. Physical exam may give clues but gold standard is a contrast-enhanced CT scan of the face/orbits. If you suspect deep tissue infection of face/orbits go to the emergency department ASAP as time is of the essence to optimize treatment success. Read more...