Orbital abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis: case report

Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia
Marcia Clivati MartinsAntonio Augusto Velasco e Cruz


Acute dacryocystitis usually induces preseptal infection. In rare instances the infection that is confined to the lacrimal sac can extend to the orbital contents resulting in orbital cellulitis. We present a case of intraconal abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis and review the literature of orbital cellulitis resulting from acute lacrimal sac infection.


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