The eye in systemic sepsis.

  title={The eye in systemic sepsis.},
  author={Aldrin Khan and Narciss Okhravi and Susan Lightman},
  journal={Clinical medicine},
  volume={2 5},
Metastatic or endogenous endophthalmitis (EE) is a serious consequence of systemic sepsis. It is defined as intraocular infection resulting from haematogenous spread of organisms in which the initial focus of infection is at a site distal to the eye. A red/sore eye in a patient with a known septic focus needs urgent attention as EE can be a major cause of visual loss. Early diagnosis and treatment are associated with better visual outcome. This article focuses on the two main causes of EE… CONTINUE READING
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