Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 524-526
DOI: 10.1055/a-1081-1793
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Fulminating Orbital Cellulitis after Uncomplicated Cataract Surgery in an Immunocompromised Patient with Secondary Endophthalmitis

Fulminante Orbitaphlegmone nach einer komplikationslosen Kataraktoperation bei einer immunosupprimierten Patientin mit sekundärer Endophthalmitis
María E. Correa Pérez
Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Karla Chaloupka
Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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Cataract surgery is one of the most frequent ophthalmic surgeries, usually a short and minimally invasive procedure with minimal pain, under topical or regional anesthesia [1]. Many of the patients undergoing cataract surgery are elderly and on systemic treatments and therapies [2].

Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbital soft tissue posterior to the orbital septum [3].

Publication History

Received: 26 September 2019

Accepted: 07 December 2019

Publication Date:
04 March 2020 (online)

Georg Thieme Verlag KG
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