A Case Report of Orbital Cellulitis


  • Ravi Babu P


Orbital cellulitis is a septic process between the ethmoid and orbitary tissue representing the most frequent cause of unilateral exophthalmos, Orbital cellulitis is an uncommon infectious process in which patient may present with pain, reduced visual acuity, compromised ocular motility and significant  proptosis, The close cooperation between ophthalmologists and ENT specialists is required both for diagnosis and treatment.


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