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The place for vitrectomy in posterior segment infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7283887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The paper reviews experience with vitrectomy in five cases of endophthalmitis in which vision was severely reduced because of vitreous opacification. In two of the cases vitrectomy was performed after the infection had been aborted, and in three of the cases vitrectomy was performed during the stage of acute endophthalmitis when there was evidence that the condition was not responding to conservative medical treatment. In all cases, vitrectomy resulted in a dramatic improvement in vision. It is suggested that vitrectomy represents a major advance in the management of bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis.
F A Billson; T J Playfair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0310-1177     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-24     Completed Date:  1981-11-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365543     Medline TA:  Aust J Ophthalmol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Candidiasis / surgery*
Cataract Extraction
Eye Diseases / surgery*
Eye Foreign Bodies / complications
Fundus Oculi
Postoperative Complications / surgery
Staphylococcal Infections / surgery*
Vitreous Body / surgery*

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