Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 131–133 | Cite as

Orbital cellulitis and irreversible visual loss owing to acute sinusitis

Case Report

Abstract

We report a case with orbital cellulitis and irreversible visual loss caused by asymptomatic acute sinusitis in a patient without symptoms or history of sinusitis. The prompt use of intravenous antibiotics in combination with early surgical drainage may prevent irreversible visual loss in the affected eye, and threatened visual loss in the fellow eye can be reduced.

Keywords

Sinusitis Visual Loss Paranasal Sinus Sinus Disease Acute Sinusitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OpthalmologyZonguldak Karaelmas University Faculty of MedicineZonguldakTurkey
  2. 2.ENT DepartmentSisli Etfal HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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