Endophthalmitis: Diagnostic Cultures and Visual Results

Richard K. Forster

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In 33 eyes suspected of harboring infectious endophthalmitis, samples for culture were taken by aspiration of the aqueous or vitreous or both, or by swabbing of open wounds. The same organism grew in two or more culture media in 14 cases; in five cases only one culture medium was positive; in 14 the cultures were negative. Three of the 14 eyes with positive cultures retained useful vision; all three yielded Staphylococcus epidermidis. In two of these, antibiotics were given by intraocular injection. Only one of the 14 eyes with negative cultures lost useful vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-392
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1974


  • Endophthalmitis
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis (albus)
  • acute postoperative
  • anterior chamber paracentesis
  • cultures
  • infectious endophthalmitis
  • intracameral
  • long-term postoperative
  • media
  • metastatic
  • sterile endophthalmitis
  • suspect endophthalmitis
  • traumatic
  • vitreous aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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