Internal Ocular Infection (Endophthalmitis)

Internal ocular infection, or endophthalmitis, is a condition in which parts of the eye become inflamed. In most cases, the condition is caused by bacterial or fungal infections when tiny microorganisms are able to enter the eye. It is extremely rare and most commonly occurs after an eye operation or injection. Some common symptoms of endophthalmitis include redness, swelling, pain, loss of vision and increased sensitivity to light. Treatment of the condition is very urgent and typically the ophthalmologist will perform vitrectomy eye surgery, during which he will clean out the inside of the eye and treat the infection with antibiotics.

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