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

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

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]