Hypopyon is a specific scientific term used to describe the collection of exudate (fluid that accumulates in the interstitial spaces or in serous cavities as a result of an acute inflammation), purulent in the lower part of the anterior chamber of the eye. It looks like a whitish streak visible to the naked eye.


What kind of diseases can be associated with hypopyon?

The following diseases may be associated with hypopyon:

  • Purulent keratitis
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Corneal ulcer

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for hypopyon?

Because the medical conditions that can be associated with the presence of hypopyon require an intervention of a specialist, in case of occurrence of this condition, one should consult a physician or an ophthalmologist. “Do it yourself" remedies should be avoided.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of hypopyon?

In the presence of hypopyon, it is always good to consult a doctor or an phthalmologist.