Orbital Cellulitis

Periorbital and Orbital Cellulitis can be difficult to distinguish from initially. Know that both have a good chance of improving with IV antibiotics. Not every child with preseptal/periorbital cellulitis requires a CT in the ED to rule-out orbital involvement. If there is no proptosis and normal eye movement, IV antibiotics may be sufficient. Hospitalization for close reassessments […]

Acute Visual Loss in the ED

History including specific eye involvement, sudden vs. chronic loss, pain, redness and discharge, trauma, other symptoms, and medication use are vital. Physicians should be comfortable completing an appropriate history and physical examination including general inspection, visual acuity, pupils, EOMs, visual fields, fluorescein, lids, IOP, slit lamp, and US. Emergent consultation is required for acute angle […]

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