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Endophthalmitis




 

  • DM
    Blackman, HM Calvert, CT Westfall , et al (Dept. of
    Ophthal, Univ.of Arkansas)

    Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis secondary to
    self-inflicted periocular injection.

    Arch. Ophthalmol, vol.118, Nov.2000; p.1585-1586.

      

    This is an unusual case report of severe
    self-inflicted endophthalmitis caused by a prison
    inmate who injected himself in the periorbital
    region.

      

    The
    eye had to be eviscerated, following spontaneous
    scleral perforation.

      

  • Paul
    Sternberg DF Martin ( Emory Eye Centre, Atlanta, GA)

    Management of Endophthalmitis in the Post-Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study Era.

    Arch Ophthalmol, vol.119,May 2001, p.754-755

      

    This study demonstrated that most cases of postoperative endophthalmitis do not require pars plana vitrectomy and there is no added benefit to systemic antibiotics.



    These conclusions are limited to post cataract surgery endophthalmitis and not to infection associated with filtering blebs or delayed infections, or post traumatic, or metastatic endogenous sources.



    Most patients with postoperative endophthalmitis are now treated in the office with vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotic injection rather than pars plana vitrectomy.





 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Endophthalmitis


 

  • DM Blackman, HM Calvert, CT Westfall , et al (Dept. of Ophthal, Univ.of Arkansas)
    Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis secondary to self-inflicted periocular injection.
    Arch. Ophthalmol, vol.118, Nov.2000; p.1585-1586.
      
    This is an unusual case report of severe self-inflicted endophthalmitis caused by a prison inmate who injected himself in the periorbital region.
      
    The eye had to be eviscerated, following spontaneous scleral perforation.
      

  • Paul Sternberg DF Martin ( Emory Eye Centre, Atlanta, GA)
    Management of Endophthalmitis in the Post-Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study Era.
    Arch Ophthalmol, vol.119,May 2001, p.754-755
      
    This study demonstrated that most cases of postoperative endophthalmitis do not require pars plana vitrectomy and there is no added benefit to systemic antibiotics.

    These conclusions are limited to post cataract surgery endophthalmitis and not to infection associated with filtering blebs or delayed infections, or post traumatic, or metastatic endogenous sources.

    Most patients with postoperative endophthalmitis are now treated in the office with vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotic injection rather than pars plana vitrectomy.


 

 

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