What Has Changed Since EVS ? “UK Experience”


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 retina. Early vitrectomy may induce complications like retinal detachment which might very difficult to manage surgically in these eyes. The author defend that Intravitreal injection of antimicrobial agents is still the mainstay of endophthalmitis treatment and Pars plana vitrectomy should be performed in cases of acute postoperative endophthalmitis with visual acuity of light perception only.


Tarek Hammam
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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