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Orbital Abscess: Visual Loss Following Extraction Of A Tooth--case Report.

N. Zachariades, E. Vairaktaris, M. Mezitis, G. Rallis, Constantine Kokkinis, M. Moschos
Published 2005 · Medicine

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OBJECTIVE It is the purpose of this article to alert the general practitioner to the severe consequences that may result from a tooth extraction, including the loss of vision, despite the use of antibiotics. CONCLUSIONS Early and aggressive treatment is critical in obstructing the spread of infection toward the orbits, the eyes, and eventually the brain.
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