endophthalmitis


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endophthalmitis

 [en″dof-thal-mi´tis]
inflammation of the ocular cavities and their adjacent structures.

en·doph·thal·mi·tis

(en'dof-thal-mī'tis),
Inflammation of the tissues within the eyeball.
[endo- + G. ophthalmos, eye, + -itis, inflammation]

endophthalmitis

/en·doph·thal·mi·tis/ (en″dof-thal-mi´tis) inflammation of the ocular cavities and their adjacent structures.

endophthalmitis

(ĕn′dŏf-thəl-mī′tĭs, -thăl-, -dŏp-)
n.
Inflammation of the internal structures of the tissues in the eyeball.

endophthalmitis

[endof′thalmī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, endon + ophthalmos, eye, itis
an infectious condition of the internal eye in which the primary signs are decreased vision, vitritis, and development of a hypopyon. Patients usually complain of pain. Other symptoms include erythema and edema. It may result from bacterial or fungal infection or from trauma. Depending on the cause, therapy requires surgical intervention or administration of an intraocular antibiotic. Also called endophthalmia.
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Bacterial endophthalmitis

en·doph·thal·mi·tis

, endophthalmia (en'dof-thal-mī'tis, -thalmē-ă)
Inflammation of the tissues within the eyeball.
[endo- + G. ophthalmos, eye, + -itis, inflammation]

endophthalmitis

Inflammation, usually from infection, within the eyeball. Endophthalmitis, unless vigorously and effectively treated at an early stage with antibiotics, usually leads to blindness.

Endophthalmitis

Inflammation of the eyeball.
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endophthalmitis

Inflammation of the intraocular structures. It can occur after a penetrating wound of the eye (either surgical or accidental), bacterial infection, or intraocular foreign bodies. See panophthalmitis; vitrectomy.

en·doph·thal·mi·tis

, endophthalmia (en'dof-thal-mī'tis, -thalmē-ă)
Inflammation of the tissues within the eyeball.
[endo- + G. ophthalmos, eye, + -itis, inflammation]

endophthalmitis

(en´dofthəlmī´-tis),
n an inflammation of the tissues of the eyeball.

endophthalmitis

inflammation of the ocular cavities and their adjacent structures.

lens-induced endophthalmitis
see phacoanaphylactic endophthalmitis (see below).
nonsuppurative endophthalmitis
may be caused by trauma to the eye, or secondary to severe corneal inflammation.
phacoanaphylactic endophthalmitis
hypersensitivity to lens material. Called also lens-induced endophthalmitis.
starch endophthalmitis
inflammation caused by starch from surgical gloves.
suppurative endophthalmitis
caused by foreign bodies or infectious agents, which may be associated with systemic infection.
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