Orbital cellulitis can worsen quickly. Often it requires hospitalization. Treatment for orbital cellulitis includes:
- Antibiotics are given to treat the infection. They will be started immediately, even before results from the laboratory have come back. Antibiotics are generally given by mouth for three weeks. If the infection is serious, antibiotics may be given through an intravenous drip for at least several days.
- Nasal decongestants will help sinus drainage if patient has sinusitis.
- Diuretics or eye drops are given to help decrease pressure within the eyeball.
- Surgery may be performed to drain a pus collection from an infected sinus or orbit.
If you are diagnosed with orbital cellulitis, follow your doctor's instructions.