What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Imaging studies do not play a significant role in the workup of bacterial conjunctivitis unless an underlying condition is suspected. For example, MRA, CT scan, and orbital color Doppler may play a role in a suspected cavernous sinus fistula. Orbital CT scan may be indicated to rule out an orbital abscess or pansinusitis, when the conjunctivitis is coincident to orbital cellulitis.

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