Periorbital cellulitis is an infection of the eyelid or skin around the eye. It commonly affects children under 18 months old. However, it can occur at any age.
- Scratch, injury, or bug bite around the eye,
- Extend from a nearby infected site, such as the sinuses.
- Redness around the eye or in the white part of the eye
- Swelling of the eyelid, whites of eyes, and surrounding area
Antibiotics are given by mouth, by shots, or through a vein to help fight the infection.
Please go to your doctor if you have periorbital cellulitis.
Keywords: orbital cellulitis; periorbital cellulitis; preseptal cellulitis