Endophthalmitis Care at Elman Retina Group

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on July 19, 2017

Endophthalmitis is a rare, but significant eye disease in which an infection occurs within the eyeball. At Elman Retina Group, our team of specialists is available to help you if you’ve been diagnosed, or you feel you may have this condition. It’s important to contact our team right away if you are having any type of vision loss or changes. Without treatment, this condition can lead to permanent vision loss.

Do You Have Endophthalmitis?

This condition is very hard to get. That’s because it occurs within the eyeball, which is a sealed area of the body not exposed to the outside world. However, if and when bacteria are able to enter this area, or fungi or viruses do, this can cause a significant, acute infection. Symptoms of this may include:

  • Eye pain
  • Vision loss
  • Headaches not otherwise explained
  • Swelling in and around the eye
  • Redness

These symptoms are specifically worrisome if they occur after having eye surgery. That is the most common path for bacteria or viruses to enter into the eyeball area to cause this type of acute infection.

How Can We Help You with This Condition?

If you believe you may have this condition or you are having symptoms like those listed here, contact us immediately. Our team will schedule an eye exam right away. We’ll conduct a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. The good news is that, when treated early, we have a better chance of minimizing the infection risk and protecting your vision in the long term. This is an aggressive condition so you’ll want to take steps right away to treat it.

Treatment of Endophthalmitis generally involves the use of specific medications or systematic antibiotics. We may also need to perform a procedure called vitrectomy to remove some of the infected areas.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Baltimore Today!

If you feel you are at risk of this condition, do not wait. Call our team today to schedule an appointment for your symptoms to ensure your vision is protected. Contact us at 410-686-3000.