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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 248-249

Case Report

Orbital cellulitis – An Unusual First Clinical Presentation in Undiagnosed Diabetic Patient


Vijay H. Karambelkar1, Bhalchandra S. Joshi2, Ankit Sharma3

1Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 3Resident, Dept. of Ophthalmology

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Karad, Satara, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Orbital cellulitis is a common condition seen by ophthalmologists. But first time presentation of orbital cellulitis & proptosis because of undiagnosed uncontrolled diabetes and the patient being unaware of diabetes is a rare occurrence. This condition in uncontrolled diabetic patients can lead to serious morbidity and CNS complications. This article presents the importance of screening of ophthal patients above 40years, which can help in decreasing the rate of complications seen in undiagnosed diabetic patients by ophthalmologists.