Endophthalmitis is a serious condition involving swelling (inflammation) within the eyeball.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
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.
The symptoms are:
Swelling of the eyelids
If you have these symptoms after eye surgery, call your health care provider immediately.
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Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.