This book describes the clinical presentations, diagnostic techniques, microbial pathogens, and antibiotic therapies for various types of endophthalmitis. Each chapter is written by experts in the field with the practicing clinician in mind. Endophthalmitis covers all of the above-mentioned settings and provides the practitioner with the latest guidelines for diagnosing and treating this vision-threatening infection.
Endophthalmitis is one of the most devastating types of eye infections, and most often occurs after eye surgery, an intravitreal injection, or ocular trauma. Endophthalmitis may also occur in eyes with severe keratitis, a glaucoma filtering bleb, or an indwelling ocular device such as a keratoprosthesis, or it may result from spread of organisms to the eye during bacteremia and fungemia. The diagnosis of endophthalmitis may be readily apparent, as in most cases of acute endophthalmitis, or less obvious, as in many cases of subacute or chronic endophthalmitis. In all cases, timely diagnosis and appropriate therapy influence visual outcome.