Odontogenic orbital cellulitis causing blindness: A case report

  • Adebayo A. Ibikunle
  • Olanrewaju A. Taiwo
  • Ramat O. Braimah
Keywords: Blindness, odontogenic, orbital cellulitis


Blindness secondary to odontogenic orbital cellulitis is a rarity. We report a case of a 38-year-old man who presented with facial swelling and orbital pain. Examination revealed right orbital purulent discharge, nil light perception in the right eye and the presence of a grossly carious ipsilateral maxillary molar. Investigations revealed no underlying systemic condition. Aggressive surgical and medical intervention was instituted, which resulted in disease resolution. However, vision in the right eye was not recovered. Dental infections may lead to blindness; therefore, dental infections should be promptly treated.

Keywords: Blindness, odontogenic, orbital cellulitis


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