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Periorbital Cellulitis

Periorbital Cellulitis What is it?? ÿInside of our eye sockets there s a thin wall called the orbital septum that separates the area in the front of our eyes, in the front of that wall, from the areas in the back: Periorbital Cellulitis is an infection of the eyelid and surrounding tissues in front of the septum Periorbital cellulitis is often called Preseptal cellulitis, the two terms are used interchangeably Orbital Cellulitis is an infection of the orbital tissues behind the orbital septum ÿWhich infection might develop is determined by which side of that wall it s on: Preseptal Cellulitis...



‘IRITIS’ ‘Iritis’ – inflammation of the colored portion of the eye, is an ocular emergency, and may present with: ○ Major Pain ○ Blurriness & Loss of Vision ○ deeply injected conjunctivitis s radiating OUTWARD from the pupil, s as opposed to conjunctivitis which points inward TOWARD the pupil ○ a smaller or distorted pupil