An infection of the tissues or fluids inside the eyeball is known as endophthalmitis. If you have had recent eye surgery or serious injury to the eye and an infection occurs, no matter what its cause or its origin you should consult an eye specialist immediately to seek care. In this situation you must realize that a urgent medical emergency has occurred. Consult an ophthalmologist as soon as you can if you experience any symptoms. If endophthalmitis is not treated right away, it may lead to blindness.
Endophthalmitis mostly comes in two different forms Exogenous Endophthalmitis and Endogenous Endophthalmitis
Exogenous endophthalmitis is the most typical kind is endophthalmitis. With this type, the source of the infection comes from outside the body. Surgery, an injection into the eyeball, or an eye injury can all cause bacteria or fungi to enter the eye. Endophthalmitis is most frequently caused by eye puncture wounds.
Within a few days following an eye operation or injury, symptoms typically appear. This kind of sudden onset of symptoms indicates acute endophthalmitis. Endogenous is the second most common kind of endophthalmitis. It begins as an infection in another bodily part, then progresses to the eye. This may occur, for instance, with a blood infection or urinary tract infection.
The most typical signs of endophthalmitis include red eyes, white or yellow pus or discharge from the eyes, swollen or puffy eyelids, diminished, impaired, or lost eyesight, as well as eye pain that worsens after surgery, an injection, or injury to the eye.
The two most common eye operations are cataract surgery and eye injections. Endophthalmitis can be brought on by either, albeit it is uncommon. Visit your ophthalmologist straight away if you experience any of these symptoms. The infection can get worse very quickly.
A number of tests will be run by your ophthalmologist to identify your symptoms. They will examine your eye and do a vision test. Additionally, They will also ask about any recent surgeries, ocular operations, or injuries. Your doctor could want an ultrasound if you have experienced eye trauma to check for any foreign objects in your eye.
An aqueous/vitreous tap is a test your doctor will run if they think you have an infection. In order to do this test, a little needle will be used to remove some eyeball fluid. After that, a laboratory will examine the fluid to determine if an infection exists.
Antibiotics or antifungal medications are injected directly into the eye as a kind of treatment. To lessen swelling and inflammation brought on by the infection, you can also be given a steroid. You might need a vitrectomy if the disease is more severe. Your vitreous gel is taken out of an eye by your ophthalmologist. The infection-prevention medication is then injected.
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