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Dealing with Corneal Opacity in Severe Endophthalmitis

Dealing with Corneal Opacity in Severe Endophthalmitis ABSTRACT Severe endophthalmitis with corneal opacity that was treated by combined penetrating keratoplasty using temporary keratoprosthesis and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). The QPT, implemented after trepanation of the opaque cornea, vitreoretinal surgery allows a correct visualization of intraocular structures. Once the vitreo-retinal surgery has been completed, the keratoprosthesis...

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Silicone Oil in the Surgical Management of Endophthalmitis

Silicone Oil in the Surgical Management of Endophthalmitis ABSTRACT Purpose: A randomized prospective study was designed to determine the role of silicone oil in the surgical management of endophthalmitis. Methods: The study subjects were 42 patients in whom clinical signs of endophthalmitis developed within 6 weeks of cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) or secondary lens implantation. All patients had advanced, severe...

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Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis in 119 Eyes at Ophthalmic Hospital of Rome (Italy) from 2011 to 2016

Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis in 119 Eyes at Ophthalmic Hospital of Rome (Italy) from 2011 to 2016 ABSTRACT Purpose: This is a prospective study to evaluate the causes and the outcomes of endophthalmitis arrived at the First Aid of the Ophthalmic Hospital of Rome between January 2011 and December 2016. We search the germs involved, we analysed the time between the diagnosis and the surgical treatment and we have evaluated the final...

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Prompt Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Exogenous Endophthalmitis May Bring Back Useful Function in More Than 60% of Cases

Prompt Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Exogenous Endophthalmitis May Bring Back Useful Function in More Than 60% of Cases ABSTRACT Between January1, 2012 ans December 31. 2016, we treated 16 cases of exogenous endophthalmitis with prompt pars plana vitrectomy and intraocular antibiotics. 10 cases occurred after intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF, 5 after cataract surgery and 1 after traumatic rupture of a PKP. 14 of the postoperative cases...

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Primary Vitrectomy (MIVS) for Resistant-pseudomonas Cluster Endophthalmitis: Consecutive Nine Surgeries on a Single Day

Primary Vitrectomy (MIVS) for Resistant-pseudomonas Cluster Endophthalmitis: Consecutive Nine Surgeries on a Single Day ABSTRACT Purpose: To demonstrate the surgical techniques and describe outcomes of 23-G vitrectomy in acute cluster endophthalmitis. Methods: Nine eyes with acute post-cataract endophthalmitis (1 days) underwent primary 23-G vitrectomy with meticulous anterior chamber (AC) cleaning and intravitreal antibiotics on the same...

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Vitrectomy for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Surgical Pearls

Vitrectomy for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Surgical Pearls ABSTRACT Endophthalmitis is the most devastating postoperative complication following intraocular surgery. Its incidence is low, but it is not zero, even if the most efficient prophylactic measures are employed. The Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study (EVS) recommended that surgery be done only in exceptional cases (visual acuity of light perception), but this conclusion can be...

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