A retrospective review of endophthalmitis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci

Donald D. Bodé, Henry Gelender, Richard K. Forster

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Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed 28 cases of postoperative endophthalmitis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci. There was an average delay between surgery and the acute presentation of 7·2 days (SD 3·3). All patients were treated with intraocular antibiotics (IOAB) or therapeutic vitrectomy with IOAB. In six of the 28 cases the organisms were resistant to gentamicin as measured by the Kirby-Bauer technique; none was resistant to cephalosporins. Isolates that had been stored by lyophilisation were reconstituted and tested by serial dilution; none was resistant to gentamicin, though two were borderline. The final visual acuity was 6/18 or better in 72% of the eyes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)915-919
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume69
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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