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Periorbital edema: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Raccoon eyes also known in the United Kingdom and Ireland as panda eyes or periorbital ecchymosis is a sign of basal skull fracture or subgaleal hematoma , a craniotomy that ruptured the meninges , or rarely certain cancers. In lay terms, blood from skull fracture seeps into the soft tissue around the eyes. Raccoon eyes may be accompanied by Battle's sign , an ecchymosis behind the ear. These signs may be the only sign of a skull fracture, as it may not show on an X-ray.
Referral for people with recurrent cellulitis to consider antibiotic prophylaxis. Before treatment, mark the area of cellulitis, if possible. Draw around the extent of the infection with a permanent marker pen for future comparison and to track the spread of infection. This may be difficult in people with lymphoedema as the rash is often blotchy.
Periorbital puffiness , also known as puffy eyes , or swelling around the eyes , is the appearance of swelling in the tissues around the eyes , called the orbits. It is almost exclusively caused by fluid buildup around the eyes, or periorbital edema. Minor puffiness usually detectable below the eyes only is often called eye bags. Such transient puffiness is distinct from the age related and gradual increase in the size of the fat pad lying below the lower eyelids suborbicularis oculi fat — "SOOF" which can also be colloquially referred to as eye bags.