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May 1969

Ocular Complications of Infection in the Paranasal Sinuses

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University Clinic, Atlanta.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(5):683-688. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010685013

Seven cases of ocular complications arising from primary disease in the paranasal sinuses are presented and discussed. The compartmentalization of medical knowledge and the alteration in the natural course of disease by widespread antibiotic usage are factors contributing to delayed recognition of these conditions. Prompt diagnosis, massive doses of antibiotics, and timely surgical drainage are the important therapeutic features.