Endoftalmitis

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Definición

Es una afección grave que implica hinchazón (inflamación) dentro del globo ocular.

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Causas

La endoftalmitis es causada con mayor frecuencia por una infección con bacterias u otros microorganismos. También se puede presentar como una rara complicación de una cirugía de cataratas u otra cirugía de los ojos.

Síntomas

Los síntomas son:

  • Disminución de la visión
  • Dolor
  • Enrojecimiento
  • Hinchazón de los párpados

Si tiene estos síntomas después de una cirugía ocular, llame al médico inmediatamente.

Pruebas y exámenes

Tratamiento

Grupos de apoyo

Pronóstico

Posibles complicaciones

Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Prevención

Referencias

Yanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 431.

Durand ML. Endophthalmitis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 112.

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 8/14/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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