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Ophthalmological infections 

Ophthalmological infections
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Ophthalmological infections
Author(s):

M. Estée Török

, Fiona J. Cooke

, and Ed Moran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671328.003.0020
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers periorbital infections such as blepharitis, and infections of the lacrimal apparatus such as canaliculitis, dacryocystitis, dacryoadenitis, and Mikulicz syndrome. The chapter also covers orbital infections such as preseptal (periorbital) cellulitis, and orbital (post-septal) cellulitis. The chapter also includes conjunctivitis (the commonest ocular inflammation), keratitis (an inflammation of the cornea), uveitis (an inflammation of the uveal tract), and endophthalmitis (an inflammation of the ocular cavity, i.e. aqueous and vitreous humour).

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