Tara Missoi, Author at Clinical Advisor

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Nasolacrimal duct obstruction

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has nasolacrimal duct obstruction? What are the typical findings for this disease? Nasolacrimal duct obstruction is a common disorder affecting newborns. 80%-90% of infants experience spontaneous resolution over the first year of life. For those whose symptoms require treatment, most will be successfully…

Periorbital/orbital cellulitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has periorbital/orbital cellulitis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Periorbital and orbital cellulitis are serious infections that can affect children of any age. The infection generally starts as sinusitis with rapid spread to the orbit. Orbital cellulitis can cause rapid proptosis,…

Ptosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Ptosis (or blepharoptosis) refers to drooping of the upper eyelid. It can be congenital or acquired, isolated or syndromic, unilateral or bilateral. Ptosis can cause serious visual problems, such as a superior visual field defect, astigmatism, or severe vision loss from amblyopia. Treatment is surgical repair. Are you…

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