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Endophthalmitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment is based on the underlying cause. If the infection is caused by bacteria, and this is confirmed by cultures in the laboratory, then appropriate antibiotics will be used. This usually involves drops, pills, IV therapy, or a combination of all. Injections of antibiotics may be made directly into the eye. When the cause is viral or fungal, then medications for these agents are given. Again, these could be topical, oral, or IV. Whatever the cause, therapy must be given as soon as possible in order to avoid the devastating consequences of these infections.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects to the treatment depend on the treatment used. All medications can have side effects including stomach upset, rash, and allergic reaction.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

After treatment, a person will need to watch for any recurrent symptoms and continue the medication as prescribed even if symptoms appear to be gone.

How is the condition monitored?

It is imperative to monitor for any further symptoms. A person should contact the healthcare provider if symptoms of redness, pain, swelling, discharge, or blurred vision appear.

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Author: William Stevens, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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