J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1992 Aug;33(8):812-817.

Consecutive Endophthalmitis after Intraocular Surgery

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Catholic University Medical College Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Postoperative endophthalmitis has been greatly improved over the past decade by the use of improved medical therapy and the use of vitrectomy. However, the appropriate use of the different treatment modalities and the appropriate time of vitrectomy in the treatment of postoperative endophthalmitis remains controversial. We have experienced consecutive endophthalmitis following 2 cases of cataract surgery, 1 case of glaucoma filtering surgery with cataract operation and 1 case of secondary posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCL) implantation. We report the presumed cause of endophthalmitis and its therapeutic results. 1. Four of five patients who underwent cataract and combined glaucoma surgery were detected Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its infective cause presumed to be the I and A Kit of phacoemulsifier (Cavltron Kelman 8000). 2. More severe 3 of 4 patients who developed postoperative endohthalmitis were treated with vitrectomy and mild 1 patient was treated medically. 3. At the time of follow-up (mean, 11 months), the final corrected average visual acuity of 20/30 was achieved.

Keyword

Endophthalmitis; Vitrectomy; Pseudomonas aeruginosa

MeSH Terms

Cataract
Endophthalmitis*
Filtering Surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma
Humans
Lenses, Intraocular
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Visual Acuity
Vitrectomy
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