Endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous floaters

Christopher R. Henry, Stephen G. Schwartz, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

A case of Staphylococcus caprae endophthalmitis in a young patient following pars plana vitrectomy for symptomatic vitreous floaters is reported here. Recent literature suggests that there is an increasing trend of performing pars plana vitrectomy for symptomatic floaters. Although rare, the potential risk of endophthalmitis should be explicitly discussed with patients considering surgical intervention for vitreous floaters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1649-1653
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2014

Keywords

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Floaterectomy
  • Pars plana vitrectomy
  • Posterior vitreous detachment
  • Vitreous floaters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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