Cellulitis eye picture
Orbital Cellulitis most often presents with symptoms similar to preseptal cellulits
such as red and swollen eyelids, but also includes pain, blurred or double vision, fever,
headache, and a red eye. The examining physician may find proptosis (forward displacement
of the eye), an abnormal pupil reaction, restricted movement of the eye, and swelling of
the optic nerve. A CT scan confirms the diagnosis and may further be necessary to rule-out
a foreign body in the orbit (eye socket).
Preseptal Cellulitis is an infectious condition of the eyelids which typically presents
with tender and red eyelids, unilateral or bilateral, and perhaps a mild fever. In severe
cases, the eyelids may be so tensely swollen that the eye may not open. There is no pain
with eye movement, however.