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Orbital Cellulitis
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 21:03

 

What is Orbital Cellulitis? What is the treatment for Orbital Cellulitis?

 

Orbital cellutitis is the infection of the tissue around the eye. This is considered an emergency. The infection can progress to the deep orbit. The patient will experience pain on eye movement, swelling around the eye and proptosis (eye bulges out). A head CT and blood work is taken to monitor the progression of the cellulitis. Immediate treatment with oral antibiotics is required. A CT scan is often done.

 

Treatment

Antibiotics oral or IV

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:09
 

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