To find out what is causing endophthalmitis, samples of the fluid from inside your eye will be taken and sent to a laboratory for tests. Antibiotics will be instilled into your eye and antibiotic drops and tablets will be prescribed for you.
If the infection is very severe, you could be admitted into hospital for more intensive treatment such as intravenous antibiotics.
How long will the treatment take?
Your eye will be checked every day and you might need to stay in hospital overnight. When you are discharged, you will be given a date for a follow-up appointment. It is important that you attend this appointment. Once at home, you will need to keep taking the medications prescribed for you (drops and/or tablets) until the doctor tells you to stop.
Are there any long term side-effects?
Loss of some vision can occur, but blindness is rare.