This book discusses the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of infections of the orbit and periorbital region and is written by experts in the fields of ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, and radiology. Infections of the orbit can be challenging to diagnose and manage. With the changing microbiology that has occurred over the years, as well as the introduction of new antibiotics, minimally invasive surgical approaches to the sinuses and orbits, and improved imaging techniques, it is often difficult for practitioners to stay current with the latest testing, medical treatments, and surgical approaches. Furthermore, as more ophthalmologists are joining hospital-based practices or managed care practices, they often feel uncomfortable when asked to manage these types of patients, either independently or in collaboration with other specialists such as ENT and neurosurgery. Even in many hospitals without ophthalmology coverage, where orbital cellulitis is cared for by otolaryngology and neurosurgery, these specialists also need to be current on the changing trends in managing orbital infections. Orbital Cellulitis and Periorbital Infections fills the need for a single-source reference for practitioners to turn to for comprehensive information regarding the diagnosis and management of orbital cellulitis.
In this book, each chapter is in-depth, yet can also serve as a quick-reference guide. Orbital Cellulitis and Periorbital Infections is an excellent resource for those in training as well as seasoned practitioners who need to be updated on the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques for orbital cellulitis and periorbital infections.
Michael T. Yen, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Cullen Eye Institute
Baylor College of Medicine
Thomas E. Johnson, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
1. History of Treating Orbital Cellulitis (Michael T. Yen, M.D.)2. Clinical Evaluation of the Infected Orbit (Michael T. Yen, M.D.)3. Mechanisms of Vision Loss from Orbital Cellulitis (Rod Foroozan, M.D.)4. Imaging the Infected Orbit and Sinuses (Radiology - ? R. Lin or CW Lee)5. Current Guidelines for the Management of Orbital Cellulitis (? TBD)6. Medical Therapy for Bacterial Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis Associated with Sinusitis (Michael T. Yen, M.D.)7. Managing Acute Sinusitis (ENT - ?? Mas Takashima, M.D.)8. Surgical Approaches to the Infected Orbit (Thomas E. Johnson, M.D.)9. Managing Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Eyelids and Orbit (Morris E. Hartstein, M.D.)10. Infections of the Lacrimal Drainage System (? - J. Ng or E. Steele)11. Managing Trauma Associated and Foreign Body Associated Orbital Cellulitis (? TBD)12. Fungal Infections of the Orbit (Thomas E. Johnson, M.D.)13. Orbital Infections in the Cancer Patient (?? - B. Esmaeli or R. Allen)14. Intracranial Complications of Orbital Cellulitis (?? Neurosurg - T. Johnson)15. Current Recommendations for the Treatment of Bacterial Endophthalmitis (Christina Weng, M.D., M.B.A.)16. Evisceration and Enucleation for the Severely Infected Eye (Thomas E. Johnson, M.D.)