Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 354--357

Neonatal orbital abscess

Khalil M Al-Salem, Fawaz A Alsarayra, Areej R Somkawar 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Mutah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Khalil M Al-Salem
Department of Ophthalmology, Mutah University, 830910, Amman, 11183

Orbital complications due to ethmoiditis are rare in neonates. A case of orbital abscess due to acute ethmoiditis in a 28-day-old girl is presented. A Successful outcome was achieved following antimicrobial therapy alone; spontaneous drainage of the abscess occurred from the lower lid without the need for surgery. From this case report, we intend to emphasize on eyelid retraction as a sign of neonatal orbital abscess, and to review all the available literature of similar cases.

How to cite this article:
Al-Salem KM, Alsarayra FA, Somkawar AR. Neonatal orbital abscess.Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:354-357

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Al-Salem KM, Alsarayra FA, Somkawar AR. Neonatal orbital abscess. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Apr 21 ];62:354-357
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