Orbital Cellulitis

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Severe life threatening infection of orbit is called as orbital cellulitis which can be due to many causes. A skill to recognize the disease early and give prompt treatment is very essential for any ophthalmologist

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Orbital Cellulitis

  1. 1. DR. ANKIT M. PUNJABI (DOMS) DR. MRINMAYEE GHATAK (DOMS) Dept. of Ophthalmology, KIMS Hospital, Bangalore Karnataka, INDIA Email: drankitalways@gmail.com
  2. 9. <ul><li>0.5 to 3 % - acute sinusitis- orbital involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Free vascular communication – orbit & sinuses </li></ul><ul><li>Thin bone, neurovascular passage, naturally occurring defects in the bone </li></ul><ul><li>Communication of infectious material – ethmoidal air cells & subperiorbital space </li></ul><ul><li>Orbital fractures </li></ul><ul><li>Mucoceles- mucus filled cysts- pressure erosion- infected- mucopyoceles- cellulitis </li></ul>
  3. 11. <ul><li>Endogenous causes </li></ul><ul><li>Exogenous causes </li></ul><ul><li>Extend extraocularly to involve orbit </li></ul>
  4. 28. <ul><li>With Gadolinium contrast enhancement orbital cellulitis – smearing or linear streaking of normal fat shadows, on T2 weighted images </li></ul><ul><li>Superior to CT in Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis </li></ul><ul><li>Help in planning of surgery & evaluation of therapy </li></ul>

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