Which medications are used in the treatment of periorbital infections?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Antibiotics are used in the treatment of periorbital infections, with the specific disorder dictating whether topical, oral, or intravenous agents are administered. As previously stated, for example, treatment of orbital cellulitis commonly starts with intravenous antibiotics in pediatric patients and with oral antibiotics in adults.

Topical antibiotics such as bacitracin, erythromycin, and levofloxacin are used in cases of blepharitis, if the disease is thought to be infectious.

Bacteria frequently associated with periorbital infections include species of Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.


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