Endophthalmitis is a serious condition involving swelling (inflammation) within the eyeball.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Endophthalmitis is most often caused by infection with bacteria or other microorganisms. It can also occur as a rare complication of cataract or other eye surgery.
The symptoms are:
- Decreased vision
- Swelling of the eyelids
If you have these symptoms after eye surgery, call your doctor immediately.
ReferencesRead RW. Endophthalmitis. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, Augsburger JJ, Azar DT, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2008: chap 7.9.
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.