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Endophthalmitis treatment

Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the tissues inside the eye. It is normally caused by bacterial or fungal infection that has entered the eye. We take a look at the condition and the current treatments.

Endophthalmitis is a rare, severe inflammation of the tissues inside the eye. Most endophthalmitis cases are caused by bacterial or fungal infection or other infections that enter the eye during surgery or trauma.

Endophthalmitis can eventually lead to permanent loss of vision if it not treated correctly and quickly. It may occur in immunocompromised patients or those with diabetes.

Endophthalmitis symptoms of may include:

  • Decreased vision
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Increasing redness or swelling, especially after eye surgery

If you experience any of the symptoms above, consult a specialist ophthalmologist as soon as possible for urgent eye appointment. The earlier you receive appropriate treatment, the better chance your chances of retaining your vision.

To effectively diagnose endophthalmitis, your ophthalmologist will need to conduct a complete eye examination. Further diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound, culture of intraocular fluids, and laboratory studies may also be needed.

If you are diagnosed with endophthalmitis, you may need to stay overnight in hospital to allow the proper administration of treatments. These may include intraocular antibiotics and/or oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents, and vitrectomy surgery.

We can arrange for you to see a leading consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in treating vitreo-retinal conditions, including endophthalmitis. You consultant can assess and diagnose your condition, and advise you about urgent treatment procedures that would be most appropriate for you.

However, despite the most aggressive treatments, it may not be possible to restore normal vision in some endophthalmitis patients.

Specialists Offering Endophthalmitis treatment

Mr Gerard McGowan

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal Specialist

MBChB FRCOphth

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Nitin Gupta

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MS Opthalmology, FRCSEd Opthalmology

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

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Mr Vijay Hegde

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Maged Nessim

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB, PgDip Med Ethics & Law, FRCSEd, FRCSEd (Ophth), FRCOphth

BMI The Priory Hospital

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Ms Silvana Madi

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

FRCOphth, FRCS Glasgow, MSc, PhD , CertLRS

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Aires Lobo

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBS, MS, FRCOphth

BMI The Cavell Hospital 3 more BMI Hendon Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The Manor Hospital

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