Lyme Disease Associated Orbital Myositis: A Rare Cause of Orbital Swelling
A 61-year-old man presented with a 1-day history of right eye pain, right periorbital swelling, and painful diplopia upon right gaze. He was triaged as having Orbital Cellulitis in the emergency room and was given intravenous metronidazole and ceftriaxone. The patient has a medical history of Type 2 diabetes, right subclavian thrombosis, and Lyme disease, for which he was treated with Doxycycline and Rifampicin. He also has colour blindness and a raised immunoglobulin level, as well as a history of soft tissue thickening and acute inflammatory changes in the right periorbital region. Upon examination, the patient's visual acuity was 6/9 in both eyes, and the right eye showed swelling and tenderness at the superior and inferior margins, chemosis, and restriction of left abduction and upgaze. Blood tests showed elevated CRP levels and a positive rheumatoid factor.