Extraocular infections

Liza M. Cohen*, Daniel B. Rootman

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Extraocular infections in the pediatric population commonly present to the emergency room. Their clinical presentations and severities differ depending on the anatomical structures affected and etiology of the infectious process. It is important for providers to be knowledgeable about these conditions in order to avoid potential complications. In this chapter, we will review relevant anatomy, clinical presentation, work-up, and medical/surgical management of the most common infections of the ocular adnexa in the pediatric population: hordeolum, molluscum contagiosum, dacryoadenitis, preseptal cellulitis, and orbital cellulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Ophthalmology in the Emergency Room
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation and Treatment
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030499501
ISBN (Print)9783030499495
StatePublished - Oct 6 2020


  • Hordeolum
  • Infectious dacryoadenitis
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Preseptal cellulitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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