Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open
Endophthalmitis is a rare but severe vision threatening disease that most often occurs in patients with a recent history of ophthalmic surgery or penetrating trauma to the eye. Often these patients have underlying risk factors or are immunosuppressed. We present a case of endogenous endophthalmitis in an otherwise healthy male after a tooth extraction. This case highlights the importance of early recognition of emergent eye conditions and "red flags" with a thorough history and physical examination.
conjunctivitis, corneal transplant, dental extraction, endogenous, endophthalmitis, infection, keratitis, ophthalmology
Hoopes HC, Cloutier N. A Case of Endogenous Endophthalmitis After a Mild Dental Infection. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. 2021; 2(5). doi: 10.1002/emp2.12557.