The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Peri-orbital abscess

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 9 year-old girl with learning difficulty presented with a one-week history of progressive swollen right eye and pyrexia.  Examination revealed a tense orbit and a pointing abscess in the medial lower lid. She was started on systemic antibiotic and incision and drainage was performed to drain the abscess. The patient recovered without complications. 

 

Swollen right eyelid and pointing abscess in the medial lower lid.

 

Incision and drainage of the abscess.

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