Orbital cellulitis

Summary of Orbital cellulitis
Orbital cellulitis is inflammation of eye tissues behind the orbital septum. It most commonly refers to an acute spread of infection into the eye socket from either the adjacent sinuses or through the blood. When it affects the rear of the eye, it is known as retro-orbital cellulitis. Common signs and symptoms of orbital cellulitis include pain with eye movement, sudden vision loss, bulging of the infected eye, and limited eye movement.

Videos

Notes

Pathology

Eyes, ears, nose and throat

Eye disorders
Ear disorders
Vestibular disorders
Nasal and nasopharyngeal disorders
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal disorders
Laryngeal disorders
Thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders
Eyes, ears, nose and throat pathology review

Assessments
Orbital cellulitis

Flashcards

0 / 10 complete

Questions

0 / 3 complete
High Yield Notes
13 pages
Flashcards

Orbital cellulitis

10 flashcards
Preview

Orbital cellulitis is inflammation of eye tissues (anterior/posterior) to the orbital septum caused by acute spread of infection into the eye socket.

Questions

USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

2 questions

USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

3 questions
Preview

A 10-year-old boy comes to the emergency department with progressive right periorbital swelling for the past two days. He also complains of fever, nasal congestion, and blurry vision. On physical examination, his right eye is swollen closed. He also has proptosis, conjunctival injection, and is unable to abduct his right eye. The left eye is normal. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis in this patient?