Results in the management of bacillus endophthalmitis

J. B. Vahey, Harry W Flynn

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Abstract

Eighteen cases of culture-proven Bacillus endophthalmitis were reviewed. The majority (13/18) were secondary to penetrating ocular trauma. Others were secondary to corneal ulcer (1), postoperative (1), and endogenous (3). Bacillus cereus was the most commonly identified species (12/18). Antibiotic sensitivities demonstrated uniform sensitivity to vancomycin and the aminoglycosides. Visual prognosis was generally poor; only two patients maintained 20/200 or better in the affected eye. Fourteen eyes were enucleated or eviscerated. The remaining two eyes had light perception vision at the last follow-up examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-686
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Volume22
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Endophthalmitis
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Results in the management of bacillus endophthalmitis. / Vahey, J. B.; Flynn, Harry W.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 11, 01.01.1991, p. 681-686.

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Vahey, J. B. ; Flynn, Harry W. / Results in the management of bacillus endophthalmitis. In: Ophthalmic Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 22, No. 11. pp. 681-686.
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