Endophthalmitis

Endophthalmitis has been and remains the most dreaded complication of cataract surgery - Quresh B. Maskati MS DOMS

Endophthalmitis

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Endophthalmitis Highlights

Endophthalmitis is a rare, but clinically significant infection. It is often misdiagnosed due to the multitude of other ocular diseases that share similar presenting symptoms. It results from an infectious or non-infectious inflammatory process of the vitreous and aqueous humors. Missed or late diagnoses can have severe consequences, including permanent vision loss. The natural history of the disease thus necessitates a high degree of clinical suspicion in all patients, especially those at increased risk.

Endophthalmitis can be further classified as either exogenous or endogenous depending on the source of infection. Exogenous endophthalmitis results from direct inoculation via surgery,…

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