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Definition Return to top
Endophthalmitis is a serious condition involving swelling (inflammation) within the eyeball.
Causes Return to top
Endophthalmitis is most often caused by infection with bacteria or other microorganisms. It can also occur as a rare complication of cataract or other eye surgery.
Symptoms Return to top
The symptoms are:
If you have these symptoms after eye surgery, call your doctor immediately.Update Date: 11/13/2007 Updated by: Manju Subramanian, M.D., Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Boston University Eye Associates, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.