The internist or family medicine consultant can have an important role in the management of endophthalmitis. Even though intraocular antimicrobial therapy is the most effective method of treatment, the consultant can assist in the selection of systemic antibiotic agents and in the monitoring of systemic side effects of the treatment. In addition, the consultant can be called on to evaluate patients with endogenous endophthalmitis for systemic involvement. The joint efforts of the ophthalmologist and consultant should allow optimal treatment in an attempt to improve the visual prognosis for these devastating ocular infections.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Infectious disease clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases