Endophthalmitis

Endophthalmitis is an acute panuveitis, which is usually due to a bacterial infection.

Most endophthalmitis cases are caused by gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis or S. aureus. Gram-negative bacteria can also induce endophthalmitis, they are usually more virulent and have a worse prognosis. Fungi and protozoa are more rare causes of endophthalmitis. Most cases occur after intraocular surgery on (exogenous) or penetrating eye injury. More rarely, the infection reached after systemic surgery or dental procedures, or iv use Or iv infusions Drugs (endogenous) via the bloodstream to the eye.

Endophthalmitis is an acute panuveitis, which is usually due to a bacterial infection. Most endophthalmitis cases are caused by gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis or S. aureus. Gram-negative bacteria can also induce endophthalmitis, they are usually more virulent and have a worse prognosis. Fungi and protozoa are more rare causes of endophthalmitis. Most cases occur after intraocular surgery on (exogenous) or penetrating eye injury. More rarely, the infection reached after systemic surgery or dental procedures, or iv use Or iv infusions Drugs (endogenous) via the bloodstream to the eye. Endophthalmitis (bacterial) Image courtesy of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Erlangen-Nuremberg via the Online Journal of Ophthalmology (www.onjoph.com). var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/endophthalmitis_bacterial_orig_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/endophthalmitis_bacterial_orig_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ endophthalmitis (bacterial) ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37894332 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eMeist endophthalmitis caused by bacterial infection after intraocular surgery or following trauma. This image shows a patients after cataract surgery and intensive conjunctival hyperemia

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