Orbital cellulitis and intraconal abscess formation after strabismus surgery in an adult patient

Sasha Strul, Michael S. McCracken, Kathryn Cunin

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Abstract

We report a 60-year-old woman who presented with orbital cellulitis, restricted ocular motility, proptosis, and visual acuity of counting fingers in her left eye 3 days after strabismus surgery. Although she initially responded well to antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy, visual acuity in the left eye again decreased on postoperative day 5. Radiographic imaging revealed an intraconal orbital abscess, and she underwent left lateral orbitotomy with abscess drainage, with continued antibiotics and a tapering dose of steroids. To our knowledge, this is the first case of orbital cellulitis and intraconal abscess after strabismus surgery in an adult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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