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- Infections that spread from areas surrounding the eye, such as the eyelids, sinuses, mouth and teeth, and face
- Infections that spread from the bloodstream
- Injury or surgery in the area
- Stye on the eyelid
- Bug bite or sting to the eyelid
- Bulging eye
- Painful eye movements
- Tender or warm tissues around the eye
- Swollen eyelids
- Difficulty seeing when the eyelid is swollen
- Runny nose
- Double vision
- Blurry vision
- Blood tests
- Testing samples from the lining of your eye, nose, and throat
- Antibiotics to treat the infection
- Diuretics or eye drops to help decrease pressure within the eyeball
- Oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
Retina International http://www.retina-international.org
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.cos-sco.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Distinguishing periorbital from orbital cellulitis. Am Fam Physician. 2003 Mar 15;67(6):1349-1353. American Family Physician website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1349a.html. Accessed May 26, 2015.
Orbital cellulitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 15, 2014. Accessed May 26, 2015.
Givner LB. Periorbital versus orbital cellulitis. Ped Infect Dis J. 2002; 21:1157-1158.
1/5/2015 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Pushker N, Tejwani LK, et al. Role of oral corticosteroids in orbital cellulitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013;156(1):178-183.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/26/2015 -