Infections near the eye can occur just under the skin, or sometimes deeper in the tissues around the eye (or orbit). For children and adults, orbital infection is usually associated with sinus infections. When the infection occurs deep in the eye socket area, it can be dangerous, causing blindness and even death. Certain conditions including diabetes increase the risk of serious infections, and blunt facial trauma will occasionally trigger severe infection. Prompt treatment with intravenous antibiotics is often necessary, sometimes combined with surgical drainage of abscess.
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