Peri-orbital cellulitis: Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver at DFTB19

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Team DFTB. Peri-orbital cellulitis: Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver at DFTB19, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at:

In this first session from the PERUKI track Meriel Tolhurst-Cleaver spoke about her research into peri-orbital cellulitis. As a self-confessed non-academic she led the first trainee-led PERUKI study and reminds us that we can all get involved in research. She talks about some of the challenges in undertaking her study but most importantly she releases some of the results.

Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis

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Andrew Tagg. Peri-orbital vs orbital cellulitis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

6-year-old Chardonnay is brought to the emergency department by her mother.  Two or three days ago she noticed what appeared to be a bite on her daughter’s eyelid.  Despite warm compresses her eyelid has become progressively more red and inflamed with the swelling now extending onto her cheek.