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Periorbital cellulitis is an infection of the soft tissues around the eye. (The orbit is the eye socket itself.) It is usually caused by an infection spreading from the membrane covering the outer part of the eye – conjunctivitis (pink eye) (the eyeball itself is rarely the site of an infection) – or from the nose and throat (a bacterial infection of the nose or the sinuses; the latter is called sinusitis).

glossary/periorbital_cellulitis.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)