alexa Periorbital Cellulitis that Developed after Alternative Medication of Hirudo Medicinalis Application
ISSN: 2155-9570

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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Case Report

Periorbital Cellulitis that Developed after Alternative Medication of Hirudo Medicinalis Application

Furkan Fatih Gülyeşil, Mehmet Cem Sabaner*, Rahmi Duman, Ersan Çetinkaya and Reşat Duman

Department of Ophthalmology, Kocatepe University, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Mehmet Cem Sabaner
Department of Ophthalmology
Afyon Kocatepe University
Merkez, Afyon, Turkey
Tel: +90 (536) 2616283

Received date: March 06, 2017; Accepted date: March 30, 2017; Published date: April 03, 2017

Citation: Gülyesil FF, Sabaner MC, Duman R, Çetinkaya E, Duman R (2017) Periorbital Cellulitis that Developed after Alternative Medication of Hirudo Medicinalis Application. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 8:643. doi: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000643

Copyright: © 2017 Gülyeşil FF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



We aimed to present a case of periorbital (preseptal) cellulitis that developed after Hirudo medicinalis alternative medicine application for glaucoma treatment which can be rarely seen in routine ophthalmology practice. A 36 year old woman with a glaucoma was admitted to our outpatient clinic because of redness, pain and swelling around the right eye for three days and gave a history of leech application 1 week ago, that recommended by her relatives as a remedy for glaucoma. Orbital cellulitis was excluded and cure was achieved with oral ciprofloxacin and flurbiprofen treatment. Patients with chronic diseases such as glaucoma, they are abandoning the treatment over time, will seek solutions from alternative medicine. These inappropriate treatments without scientific evidence can cause various complications. Physicians should maintain proper communication with the patients inform them about their chronic diseases (e.g. glaucoma) to make them the part of the solution and treatments.


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