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Intravitreal Caspofungin in the Treatment of Fungal Endophthalmitis

Intravitreal Caspofungin in the Treatment of Fungal Endophthalmitis ABSTRACT Capsofungin is a recently introduced, synthetic antimycotic drug with excellent efficiency against candida and aspergillus species. For intravenous use less side effects were reported compared to Amphotericin B. In retinal cell cultures and in animal eyes, Capsofungin showed relatively low toxicity. In this case series we used intravitreal Capsofungin to treat...

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Standard IVI Technique as a Risk Factors for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Vitreous Contamination Due to Injection of Cellular Content of Ocular Tissues Cut by the Needle Tip

Standard IVI Technique as a Risk Factors for Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Vitreous Contamination Due to Injection of Cellular Content of Ocular Tissues Cut by the Needle Tip ABSTRACT Purpose: Intravitreal injections (IVI) have associated risk of intraocular inflammation, and considered to be the main cause of intraocular septic and aseptic reaction. The mechanism of vitreous contamination is not studied well. Our purpose was to...

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A Great Mimicker: Endophthalmitis or TASS Syndrome ?

A Great Mimicker: Endophthalmitis or TASS Syndrome ? ABSTRACT Toxic Anterior Syndrome (TASS) is a rare sequela of uncomplicated anterior segment surgery. TASS is an acute sterile anterior chamber inflammatory reaction which develops 12-48 hours after intra-ocular surgery and corresponds to the activation of the inflammatory cascade in response to foreign substances introduced into the eye during surgery, such as bacterial endotoxins or...

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An Unusual Cluster of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome

An Unusual Cluster of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome ABSTRACT Background: Toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) is a sterile inflammation of the anterior chamber of the eye. An outbreak of TASS was recognized at an outpatient surgical center and its affiliated hospitals after uncomplicated phacoemulsification cataract surgery or combined phaco-vitrectomy surgery between July 2016 and November 2016. Objectives: To present clinical...

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TASS and Endophthalmitis

TASS and Endophthalmitis ABSTRACT CONTACT DETAILS   Ron Adelman New Haven, CT, USA Email:...

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Last Chance for Treatment of Hypotony: Anterior Encircling Scleral Band

Last Chance for Treatment of Hypotony: Anterior Encircling Scleral Band ABSTRACT Hypotony is usually a consequence of ciliary body trauma, ciliary detachment, ciliary membranes secondary to PVR or endophthalmitis or multible VRS. Here we present 2 cases of hypotonia secondary to endopthalmitis related thick ciliary membranes. They have been operated multible times with the attempts for ciliary membrane peeling without any success....

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