Eye condition sometimes after surgery

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Description: Endophthalmitis is a rare but sight-threatening complication that can occur after ocular surgery or trauma or as a consequence of systemic infection. It is a serious intraocular inflammatory disorder affecting the vitreous cavity that can result from exogenous or endogenous spread of infecting organisms into the eye. Endophthalmitis is usually accompanied by severe pain, loss of vision, and redness of the conjunctiva and the underlying episclera. Hypopyon can be present in endophthalmitis and should be looked for on examination by a slit lamp. The patient needs urgent examination by an ophthalmologist who will usually decide for urgent intervention to provide intravitreal injection of potent antibiotics. The therapy is modified according to the culture and the sensitivity of the results. The visual prognosis is poor, even with early and correct treatment.
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