Exogenous Endophthalmitis

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Endophthalmitis is characterized by marked inflammation of intraocular fluids and tissues and may lead to severe visual loss even with prompt and appropriate treatment. Exogenous endophthalmitis occurs when the infecting agents enter the eye from outside the body, typically following intraocular surgery, penetrating trauma, or contiguous spread from advanced keratitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntraocular Inflammation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540753872, 9783540753858
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Schwartz, S., Flynn, H. W., & Davis, J. L. (2016). Exogenous Endophthalmitis. In Intraocular Inflammation (pp. 1437-1446). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75387-2_143