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Orbital cellulitis demands early recognition, urgent admission and aggressive management.
  1. D M Tole,
  2. L C Anderton,
  3. J M Hayward
  1. Department of Opthalmology, Leeds General Infirmary, Belmont Grove, UK.


    Orbital cellulitis is an emergency. Confusion still exists between the diagnosis of this serious condition and that of preseptal cellulitis. Delay in treatment may cause blindness and progression to life-threatening sequelae such as brain abscess, meningitis or cavernous sinus thrombosis. We report a case in which, despite late referral, emergency surgical intervention was sight saving.

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