2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part I: Orbit
Chapter 4: Orbital Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders
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Orbital inflammatory disease comprises a broad range of disorders that can be divided conceptually into those that have an identifiable cause (specific) and those that do not (nonspecific).
All specific causes of orbital inflammation, such as infections or autoimmune diseases, must be eliminated before applying a diagnosis of nonspecific orbital inflammation.
This chapter presents an overview of the major causes of orbital inflammation, with the goal of providing a working knowledge of the most common of these disorders (Table 4-1).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.