Cellulitis of the eye is an infection of the skin and tissues around the eye. It is also called periorbital cellulitis. This type of infection is often caused by bacteria. It may happen after a sinus infection, a dental infection, an insect bite, or an injury to the face.
This eye problem can be very serious, depending on what part of the eye it affects. But it often goes away without lasting problems if it is treated right away. Medicine and home treatment will help your child get better.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 14, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
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