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Symptoms of acute inflammation of orbit

The following features are indicative of acute inflammation of orbit:
  • pain with eye movement
  • chemosis
  • redness in eyes
  • periorbital edema
  • proptosis
  • swelling in eyes
  • decreased vision
It is possible that acute inflammation of orbit shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.
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Common Causes of acute inflammation of orbit

The following are the most common causes of acute inflammation of orbit:
  • cellular influx
  • release of soluble mediators
  • increased blood flow
  • increased vascular permeability
  • vasodilatation
  • extravasation of fluids

Prevention of acute inflammation of orbit

Yes, it may be possible to prevent acute inflammation of orbit.

Occurrence of acute inflammation of orbit

Number of Cases

The following are the number of acute inflammation of orbit cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Rare between 10K - 50K cases

Common Age Group

acute inflammation of orbit can occur at any age.

Common Gender

acute inflammation of orbit can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of acute inflammation of orbit

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect acute inflammation of orbit:
  • Ophthalmic examination: To diagnose orbital inflammation
  • Contrast-enhanced computed tomography imaging: To determine the source of spread of infection to the orbit

Complications of acute inflammation of orbit if untreated

Yes, acute inflammation of orbit causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if acute inflammation of orbit is left untreated:
  • vision loss

Procedures for Treatment of acute inflammation of orbit

The following procedures are used to treat acute inflammation of orbit:
  • Radiotherapy: To treat the disease

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of acute inflammation of orbit

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of acute inflammation of orbit:
  • Acupuncture: Treats chronic pain

Time for Treatment of acute inflammation of orbit

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for acute inflammation of orbit to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 3 months

Is acute inflammation of orbit Infectious?

Yes, acute inflammation of orbit is known to be infectious.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for acute inflammation of orbit.

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