Eye Infections


Eye Infections known as Endophthalmitis is a term that describes an inflammation of the intraocular spaces that is usually caused by infection. Endophthalmitis can be exogenous or endogenous. The most common type of exogenous endophthalmitis is post-operative, such as after a cataract surgery. Other exogenous causes include ruptured globe or intraocular foreign body. Endogenous endophthalmitis results from bacteria that originated from another part of the body, with spread to the eye from the source of infection through the blood stream. Non-infectious, or sterile, endophthalmitis can result from inflammation related to retained lens material or a reaction to intraocular drugs such as steroids.

Endophthalmitis typically causes fairly sudden decreased vision, pain, and eye redness. Other symptoms include light sensitivity, headache, and periocular inflammation. Sometimes, however, there is little pain or redness. Most cases of postoperative enophthalmitis occur within days of the surgery. Sometimes, more indolent organisms can cause chronic, low-grade inflammation or cause infection months after surgery. In endogenous cases the patient may have a fever or other symptoms related to the infectious source elsewhere in the body.

Endophthalmitis is one of the most devastating eye complications that can occur following trauma or intraocular surgery, and Wagner Macula & Retina often receives referrals to treat post-operative or traumatic cases of endophthalmitis.

Wagner Macula & Retina Center

Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina

Welcome to Wagner Macula & Retina Center, specializing in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye tumors, and the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease. We are the preferred referral for National Retina Centers of Excellence and the preeminent provider of adult and pediatric macula and retina treatments located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia & North Carolina. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the latest technology and treatments to save your eyesight.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy 
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Occlusions
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Ocular trauma & retinal detachment
  • Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Retinal Tears and Holes
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinopathy of prematurity and other pediatric diseases of the eye
  • Cancers of the eye
  • Second Opinions

Dedicated to saving sight and enhancing lives, we offer our patients nine convenient locations, reduced wait times, and the comfort of the highest level of personal care and expertise. At Wagner Macula & Retina Center, we value our patients’ trust and confidence and understand the challenge posed by diminishing eyesight. Our team provides patients and family members with the caring touch and reassurance they need and deserve.

Dr. Alan Wagner is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery. He is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at EVMS and the Medical College of Virginia and serves as a research consultant at the Strelitz Diabetes Institute. A highly trained macular and retinal surgeon, Dr. Wagner is on the medical staff at most area hospitals, including pediatric units and children’s hospitals.

Diabetes Eye Care - Dr. Kapoor

Diabetes Eye Care - Dr. Kapoor


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