Three cases of endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy Miwa Hoshida 1 , Hisayo Noda 1 , Seiichiro Syouda 1 , Minoru Honda 1 , Sin-ichiro Kawano 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Teikyo Univ Med Sch pp.79-83
Published Date 1996/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410904716
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We observed three cases of infectious endophthalmitis following vitrectomy during the foregoing 7-years. A total of 1,085 vitrectomies were performed during the period, so that the incidence of infection was 0.28%. Vitreous surgery without lensectomy was performed for removal of epiretinal membrane and macular pucker in one eye each and for retinal detachment in the third. The initial sign of endophthalmitis was detected on day 2 after surgery. All the eyes were successfully treated, either on day 2 or 3 of initial surgery, by removal of the lens and the vitreous with perfusion of antibiotics. The endophthalmitis following vitreous surgery in the present series was characterized by early onset and rapid progression. Early detection and treatment are essential for this condition.

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