Endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy: A literature review of incidence, causative organisms, and treatment outcomes

Vivek Pravin Dave, Avinash Pathengay, Stephen G. Schwartz, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

Endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy is a very uncommon cause of endophthalmitis. Cases reported over the last decade show a decrease in incidence over time. To optimize visual outcome, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. In this review we report a summary of the incidence of endophthalmitis following vitrectomy, various risk factors for their occurrence, the microbiological profile and the visual outcomes post treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2183-2188
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2014

Keywords

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Pars plana vitrectomy
  • Prophylaxis
  • Risk factors
  • Sutureless vitrectomy
  • Visual outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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