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Vol. 14 - Num. 56

Clinical Reviews

Eye pain: presenting symptom of orbital cellulitis

Margarita Lalinde Fernándeza, MT Lamela Lenceb, Elia Acitores Suzc

aPediatra. Consultorio local de Morata de Tajuña. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. Consultorio local de Villanueva del Pardillo. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS Villanueva de la Cañada. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: M Lalinde. E-mail: mlalindef@gmail.com

Published in Internet: 24-10-2012

Abstract

Orbital cellulitis is an infection located behind the orbital septum. The origin of this infection is often a complication of sinusitis.The symptoms and signs that accompany orbital cellulitis depend on the extent of intraorbital structures and may produce eye pain, chemosis, proptosis, oftamoplejia or alteration of visual acuity. Clinical suspicion is very important because the prognosis depends on early diagnosis and its treatment. We present two cases in which ocular pain was the symptom of suspected orbital cellulitis.

Keywords

Acute sinusitis Eye pain Orbital cellulitis

 

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