Orbital cellulitis following cataract surgery

Vidushi Sharma*, Ross Benger, Alfred W. Wechsler, Greg Kaufman, Grosvenor C T Burfitt-Williams

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Orbital cellulitis is an extremely uncommon complication following cataract surgery. Herein, a patient who developed orbital cellulitis less than 24 h after undergoing cataract surgery is described. She responded well to systemic antibiotic treatment and ultimately achieved good visual acuity in the affected eye. The most likely mode of pathogen entry in such cases is considered to be the anaesthetic block given before the cataract surgery. It has been suggested that a careful skin antiseptic preparation before the block is given could prevent this occurrence, but such a preparation did not do so in our case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-435
Number of pages2
JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005


  • Cataract surgery
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Peribulbar block
  • Phacoemulsification


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