Orbit 2017 Dec 16;36(6):428-432. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
a Department of Ophthalmology , Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine , Great Neck , New York , USA.
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J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 2016 Dec 12;6(1). Epub 2016 Jan 12.
Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Background: Pyogenic lacrimal gland abscesses are uncommon and thus may not be immediately clinically recognized without a high index of suspicion.
Findings: We present two patients with preseptal cellulitis and characteristic low-attenuation fluid collections in the lacrimal glands demonstrated on computed tomography (CT).
Conclusions: Lacrimal gland abscesses should be considered when dacryoadenitis is refractory to medical treatment. Read More
Orbit 2017 Dec 18;36(6):468-472. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
e Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences , The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Acute suppurative bacterial dacryoadenitis (ASBD) with abscess formation is rarely seen in clinical practice. A retrospective review of medical records in the past 8 years identified two unilateral cases in children, one developed presumably after methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) conjunctivitis and the other due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection. Computerized tomography scans showed globe indentation by the enlarged lacrimal glands with rim-enhancing lesions. Read More
Vet Ophthalmol 2011 Jan;14(1):55-60
Department of Small and Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126, USA.
A 20-year-old Thoroughbred gelding presented for evaluation of a periorbital dorsal swelling of the left eye that had been intermittently present for 3 months. Upon ocular examination, a firm, non-painful swelling was identified under the upper eyelid in the region of the orbital lacrimal gland, and was noted to extend anteriorly from underneath the dorsal orbital rim. Ultrasonographic examination revealed a mixed echogenic mass along the dorsal orbital rim that followed the contour of the globe. Read More
Aust N Z J Ophthalmol 1999 Feb;27(1):75-8
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia.
Background: Bacterial dacryoadenitis is rare and suppuration leading to abscess formation within the lacrimal gland has been very rarely reported in the antibiotic era.
Methods: The medical records and investigation results, including computed tomography (CT), of two patients with lacrimal gland abscess were reviewed.
Results: Two cases of lacrimal gland abscess, one a 28-year-old male and the other a 64-year-old female, are described. Read More