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    Endophthalmitis (Bacterial)

    Most cases of endophthalmitis are caused by bacterial infection after intraocular surgery or trauma. This image shows a patient after cataract surgery and shows the intense conjunctival hyperemia, anterior chamber inflammation (with hypopyon), and loss of the red reflex that are characteristic of bacterial endophthalmitis.

    Image courtesy of Ophthalmic Clinic of the Health Center of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, via the Online Journal of Ophthalmology (