Managing Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Eyelids and Orbit

  • Ran Stein
  • Morris E. Hartstein


Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly spreading infection of soft tissues that can occasionally affect the periorbital region. Without timely diagnosis and aggressive treatment, the condition can have significant morbidity and mortality. Understanding the pathogenesis, identifying potential risk factors, recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms, and implementing the appropriate antibiotic and surgical treatments are crucial for the successful management of this potentially devastating condition.


Eyelid infection Necrotizing fasciitis Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus Surgical debridement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryAssaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of MedicineTzrifinIsrael

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