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What is endophthalmitis?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Inflammation

Endophthalmitis is an inflammatory reaction of the inner layers of the eye.
It can occur after surgery or severe trauma. Most of the time it is caused by an infection. The symptoms are severe pain and decreased vision. Pain in the eye after surgery or injury requires immediate attention from your eye doctor.

In brief: Inflammation

Endophthalmitis is an inflammatory reaction of the inner layers of the eye.
It can occur after surgery or severe trauma. Most of the time it is caused by an infection. The symptoms are severe pain and decreased vision. Pain in the eye after surgery or injury requires immediate attention from your eye doctor.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is

A very serious and dangerous inflammation of the inside of the eye.
It is often due an infection but occasionally be a reaction to a medication that is placed inside the eye. Endophthalmitis is an eye emergency because without treatment, the eye will be lost.

In brief: It is

A very serious and dangerous inflammation of the inside of the eye.
It is often due an infection but occasionally be a reaction to a medication that is placed inside the eye. Endophthalmitis is an eye emergency because without treatment, the eye will be lost.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye infection

This is the medical term for an infection within the eye - almost always a complication of eye injury and sometimes surgery with an open eye.
Depending upon the organism it can be very distressing but treatable but also can be very dangerous with certain types that can destroy the eye and vision. It is a true emergency requiring immediate treatment.

In brief: Eye infection

This is the medical term for an infection within the eye - almost always a complication of eye injury and sometimes surgery with an open eye.
Depending upon the organism it can be very distressing but treatable but also can be very dangerous with certain types that can destroy the eye and vision. It is a true emergency requiring immediate treatment.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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