Periorbital Infections Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are periorbital infections?

What is periorbital cellulitis?

How is periorbital cellulitis classified?

How are periorbital infections of the lacrimal system classified?

What is the anatomy of orbital septum relevant to periorbital infections?

What is the anatomy of lacrimal system relevant to periorbital infections?

What causes canaliculitis?

What causes periorbital cellulitis?

What causes periorbital cellulitis following trauma?

What causes periorbital cellulitis in the absence of trauma?

What are other unusual causes of periorbital cellulitis?

What causes blepharitis?

What causes anterior blepharitis?

What causes posterior blepharitis?

What causes dacryoadenitis?

What causes dacryocystitis?

What is the prognosis of periorbital infections?

What are the possible complications of periorbital cellulitis?

What are the possible complications of blepharitis?

What is the prognosis of dacryocystitis?

What is the prognosis of canaliculitis?

What is the pathophysiology of periorbital infections?

What is the prevalence of periorbital infections?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of periorbital cellulitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of blepharitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dacryoadenitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of dacryocystitis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of canaliculitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of periorbital cellulitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of anterior blepharitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of posterior blepharitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of dacryoadenitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of dacryocystitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of canaliculitis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of periorbital cellulitis?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of blepharitis?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of dacryoadenitis?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of canaliculitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Periorbital Infections?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of periorbital infections?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of periorbital infections?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of periorbital infections?

What is the role of Schirmer test in the diagnosis of periorbital infections?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of periorbital infections?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of periorbital infections?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of preorbital infections?

What is the role of Jones dye test in the diagnosis of periorbital infections?

How are intracranial complications of periorbital infections evaluated?

Treatment

How is periorbital cellulitis treated?

How is blepharitis treated?

How is dacryoadenitis treated?

How is dacryocystitis treated?

What are treatments for canaliculitis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with periorbital infections?

What are the possible complications of periorbital cellulitis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of periorbital infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Periorbital Infections?