What is the prognosis of periorbital infections?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Prognoses in periorbital infections are as follows:

  • Periorbital cellulitis - With appropriate antibiotics, the prognosis is good

  • Blepharitis - Typically, this is a chronic disease with waxing and waning of symptoms

  • Dacryoadenitis - Prognosis of the acute form is excellent, as it is a self-limiting process; prognosis of the chronic form depends on the underlying disease process

  • Dacryocystitis - Success rates for dacryocystorhinostomy are good; external procedures fare better due to the ability to create a larger ostium.

  • Canaliculitis - Prognosis is excellent with definitive treatment by canaliculotomy with curettage.


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