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.