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Surgical Management in Acute Endophthalmitis

Fr├ęderic Rouberol, MD (Lyon, France), Christophe Chiquet, MD (Grenoble, France) SYNOPSIS Treatment of acute endophthalmitis includes intravitreal injection of antibiotics, and pars plana vitrectomy. The surgery is looked at from several angles: removal of inflammatory debris or membranes in the anterior segment, obtaining intraocular specimens sampling, different modes of visualization of the fundus during surgery. After presenting the...

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Current Antibiotic Resistance Profiles for Vitreous Isolates in Bacterial Endophthalmitis

Eric W. Fitz, MD (New York, NY), Shaw Mahendra, BS (New York, NY), Richard B. Rosen, MD (New York, NY), Ronald C. Gentile, MD (New York, NY) PURPOSE: Endophthalmitis remains one of the most devastating complications of ophthalmic surgery. Timely treatment with appropriate antibiotics is necessary to prevent severe loss of vision. This study reviews microbial antibiotic resistance profiles of culture positive isolates in...

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