A Case of Orbital Cellulitis with Accompanying Bilateral Ptosis

Stephanie Norman, Linda Santamaria, Sonia Biondi

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A case study of a young male with right orbital cellulitis secondary to sinusitis is presented. Ocular signs are described, including decreased visual acuity, ptosis, proptosis, pain, and restriction of ocular movements. The patient had a number of clinical signs, including a decompensating intermittent exotropia and the continued presence of bilateral ptosis following resolution of the orbital cellulitis. It was concluded that the patient likely had previously unknown pre-existing conditions, which meant that he will continue to require ophthalmic and orthoptic management beyond the resolution of the orbital cellulitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18 - 20
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Orthoptic Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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