Endophthalmitis

Patients undergoing eye surgery may develop intraocular infection, endophthalmitis. This is the most serious complication of cataract surgery affecting around 1 in 500 cases.

True / False statements, a patient with endophthalmitis:

  • Usually has dramatically reduced vision
  • is typically more than 10 days after surgery
  • Has significant pain
  • Requires intensive antibiotic drops
  • Requires immediate antibiotic injection into the eye
  • Often have hypopyon

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