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There are several common causes of orbital cellulitis:
Children are at high risk of severe infections from orbital cellulitis that could result in blindness. For this reason, they should be given immediate medical attention. In young children, the infection is often caused by a sinus infection due to a organism called Haemophilus influenzae .
A risk factor is something that increases the chance of getting a disease or condition. Some risk factors for orbital cellulitis include: