Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
Clinical case: A 74 year old woman with lachrymo nasal stent introduced three days before referring periocular pain and loss of visual acuity in left eye. With aggressive treatment the inflammatory illness improved but not the visual acuity (no light perception). The lachrymal stent was removed and, later, the lachrymal sack. Discussion: Orbital cellulitis is an inflammation of fat and intraorbital structures that needs aggressive treatment in order to prevent serious complications.
Palabras clave : Chronic dacriocystitis; lachrymal orbital stent; Wacress upright prothesis; orbital cellulitis; optic neuritis.