19.0 Ophthalmology

     A: Def: infection that invades the orbit, usually seeded from the ethmoid sinus.

Organism: Staph aureus, H.Flu in young kids, mucormycosis in DM or immunocompromise.

S/S: EOM movement impaired, pain, fever, proptosis, decreased visual acuity, can result in cavernous sinus thrombosis

Dispo: full workup, admission, IV abx:

Tintinalli, 5th ed., Sec.18, Ch.230, p.1507-8

Elliot Goodman, D.O. - Newark Beth Israel

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