Endophthalmitis involves swelling (inflammation) within the eyeball. It is a serious condition.
Endophthalmitis is caused by infection with bacteria or a fungus. It very often occurs as a rare complication of cataract or other eye surgery.
The symptoms are:
Call your health care provider right away if you have these symptoms after eye surgery.
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