Did you know?
Symptoms of endophthalmitis can include substantial vision loss and severe eye pain. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may not be endophthalmitis, but you should attend your nearest eye casualty department immediately.
Treatment process for endophthalmitis
Treatment of endophthalmitis will depend on the cause.
- For an infection, antibiotics will be administered directly into your eye. You may need to apply antibiotic drops, too.
- If it’s caused by a foreign body in the eye, then it will need to be removed as soon as possible.
It’s likely that you will need to stay in hospital overnight for treatment and ongoing monitoring the eye. Following treatment, symptoms will usually start to improve after a few days.
Living with endophthalmitis
Endophthalmitis is a complicated condition, and the outcome can be serious. But with prompt treatment, the chances of this type of outcome is greatly reduced.
If you have any of the symptoms of endophthalmitis, you should go to your local eye accident and emergency hospital immediately.
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