Endophthalmitis

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Endophthalmitis is a dog eye[1]

Endophthalmitis refers to any inflammatory or infectious disease which affects the entire inner lining of the eye, including the anterior uvea, posterior uvea and retina.

Panophthalmitis is an inflammation involving all layers of the eye and may result in blindness.

Both conditions are serious, however panophthalmitis is more severe, and inflammation (and infection) often spreads to the area surrounding the affected eye.

Causes include:

  • Trauma
  • Iatrogenic
- Septic implantation syndrome
- Septic phacoemulsification
- Ocular lymphoma
- Canine herpesvirus
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Brucella canis
- Toxocara canis
- Blastomyces dermatitidis
- Actinomyces spp
- Candida albicans
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca