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Bacteriological study of 92 cases of proven infectious endophthalmitis treated with pars plana vitrectomy.
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PMID:  1766637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
92 cases of proven infectious endophthalmitis underwent pars plana vitrectomy first to identify the responsible agent and directing the antibiotherapy, second to remove the abscess and third to make room for intravitreal injection of antibiotics. A wide spectrum of organisms was isolated (16 different agents). Prognosis of endophthalmitis depends on (1) the responsible agent and (2) the reason for developing the endophthalmitis. The prognosis after lens implantation was rather favorable, whereas after vitrectomy the results were disastrous. Good results were obtained if the infecting agent was Staphylococcus epidermidis. Results after Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus or Pneumococcus were bad. Of the mycotic cases, only half of the Candida cases were cured. Other mycotic infections had a worse outcome.
H Verbraeken; M Rysselaere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde     Volume:  203     ISSN:  0030-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-14     Completed Date:  1992-02-14     Revised Date:  2007-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Cataract Extraction
Endophthalmitis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Eye Infections, Bacterial / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Eye Infections, Fungal / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Fungi / drug effects,  isolation & purification
Vitreous Body / microbiology
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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