A case of preseptal cellulitis

Clinical & Experimental Optometry : Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Paul Sanfilippo, Robyn Troutbeck


Infection of the eyelids confined to the preseptal space is relatively common but potentially serious. It occurs with much greater frequency than do orbital infections and if left untreated, it has the potential to be life-threatening. We present a classic case of preseptal cellulitis and discuss how the optometrist can be involved in the diagnosis and management of this infectious disorder.


Aug 1, 1986·Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology·M Lawless, F Martin

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