Endophthalmitis is an infection of the eye that can cause blindness if not treated quickly. It is usually caused by gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria and typically appears within six weeks after surgery. However, it can also develop more slowly in cases of chronic endophthalmitis, which is caused by specific types of bacteria or fungi. In a study conducted by the European Society for Cataracts and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), a multicenter, prospective and randomized clinical trial was conducted with 16,603 patients to investigate the clinical outcomes of intracameral cefuroxime and perioperative topical levofloxacin.
Endophthalmitis is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention from an eye doctor. If you experience any symptoms, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible in order to prevent permanent vision loss.