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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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What Has Changed Since EVS ? “UK Experience”

What Has Changed Since EVS ? “UK Experience” ABSTRACT The Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study (EVS) has strongly influenced the management of acute postoperative endophthalmitis since the release of its findings in 1995. In this presentation, we aim to discuss the evidence-based update in Endophthalmitis Management & what has changed since EVS. Endophthalmitis eyes are usually hot inflamed with poor visualisation of the...

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Intracameral Cefuroxime in Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Phacoemulsification

Intracameral Cefuroxime in Combined Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Phacoemulsification ABSTRACT Background: Post-operative endophthalmitis is a severe complication after intraocular surgery. Aim of this pilot study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of intracameral cefuroxime in combined vitrectomy and phacoemulsification for cataract and various vitreoretinal diseas. Methods: Seventy-six charts of 76 patients who underwent combined...

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Influence of Topical Ofloxacin Following Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections on Endophthalmitis Rates

Influence of Topical Ofloxacin Following Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Injections on Endophthalmitis Rates ABSTRACT Introduction: The West of England Eye Unit was the first unit in the United Kingdom to introduce nurse practitioners performing intravitreal anti-VEGF injections. The initial protocol was for patients to have Ofloxacin drops prescribed 4 times a day for 5 days following the injection. The evidence base for this practice is limited...

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Endogenous Endophthalmitis in the American and Korean Population: An 8-year Retrospective Study

Endogenous Endophthalmitis in the American and Korean Population: An 8-year Retrospective Study ABSTRACT Purpose: To study the clinical features of endogenous endophthalmitis (EE) in sample patient populations from the USA and South Korea over an 8-year period. Methods: We reviewed data from 128 eyes of 60 American and 48 Korean patients diagnosed with EE and compared their clinical characteristics. Results: Fungemia and liver abscess...

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An Outbreak of Postsurgical Endophthalmitis Due to Contaminated Carbachol Solution

An Outbreak of Postsurgical Endophthalmitis Due to Contaminated Carbachol Solution ABSTRACT In a period of 4 months our institution experienced an outbreak of 8 cases of post surgical endophthalmitis after uncomplicated cataract surgery by four different surgeons. Six cases were after phacoemulsification and two cases after extracapsular cataract extraction. Prophylactive intracameral antibiotic had been used in all cases. One case was...

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