preseptal cellulitis

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Related to preseptal cellulitis: Orbital cellulitis

preseptal cellulitis

infection involving the superficial tissue layers anterior to the orbital septum.

pre·sep·tal cel·lu·li·tis

(prē-sep'tăl sel'yū-lī'tis)
Infection involving the superficial tissue and periocular layers anterior to the orbital septum.
Synonym(s): periorbital cellulitis.

preseptal cellulitis

Soft tissue infection limited to the tissues anterior to the orbital septum. Synonym: periorbital cellulitis
See also: cellulitis

cellulitis, preseptal 

Swelling or infection of the eyelid tissue in front of the orbital septum. There is redness, swelling and tenderness of the eyelid. The condition is treated with systemic antibiotics.