Postoperative Endophthalmitis: A Review of Risk Factors, Prophylaxis, Incidence, Microbiology, Treatment, and Outcomes

Safa Rahmani*, Dean Eliott

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Postoperative endophthalmitis is one of the most feared complications of intraocular surgery. The most common types of intraocular surgeries performed worldwide are cataract extraction, glaucoma drainage implants/trabeculectomy, and pars plana vitrectomy. This review will focus on the clinical features, risk factors, prophylaxis, and treatment of endophthalmitis in these three main intraocular surgeries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

Keywords

  • Endophthalmitis
  • post-cataract
  • post-glaucoma surgery
  • post-vitrectomy
  • review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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