Orbital cellulitis: Review of 23 cases from Saudi Arabia

Ernest Hodges, Khalid F. Tabbara

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We studied a total of 23 patients with orbital cellulitis and/or orbital abscess over a period of four years in Saudi Arabia. The study showed a high rate of abscess formation (12/23) and surgical intervention (17/23). Twelve out of 23 patients were 18 or more years of age. Furthermore, 12 of 23 (52%) patients had blind eyes on admission and remained blind after treatment, and one patient died of cavernous sinus thrombosis. Only 7/23 (30%) had a predisposing cause of primary sinus disease. This study of orbital cellulitis in a developing country presents a variation in disease pattern from previous reports and suggests that delay in the initiation of antibiotic therapy may lead to serious complications which may be life threatening. The course and outcome of orbital cellulitis may vary, depending on the predisposing factor, time of onset, associated systemic disease, or delay in initiation of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Orbital Cellulitis
Saudi Arabia
Abscess
Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
Causality
Developing Countries
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ophthalmology

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Orbital cellulitis : Review of 23 cases from Saudi Arabia. / Hodges, Ernest; Tabbara, Khalid F.

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Hodges, Ernest ; Tabbara, Khalid F. / Orbital cellulitis : Review of 23 cases from Saudi Arabia. In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1989 ; Vol. 73, No. 3. pp. 205-208.
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