December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Endophthalmitis Caused By Enterococcus faecalis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • RH Loo
    Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami FL
  • IU Scott
    Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami FL
  • HW Flynn
    Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami FL
  • D Miller
    Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami FL
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   R.H. Loo, None; I.U. Scott, None; H.W. Flynn, None; D. Miller, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 4436. doi:
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      RH Loo, IU Scott, HW Flynn, D Miller; Endophthalmitis Caused By Enterococcus faecalis . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):4436.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To investigate the clinical settings, antibiotic sensitivities, and visual outcomes of endophthalmitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis. Methods: The medical records were reviewed of all patients treated for Enterococcus faecalis endophthalmits at a single institution between January 1, 1990 and November 30, 2001. Results: The study included 27 eyes of 27 patients with a mean age at presentation of 76 years (range, 52 to 90 years). Endophthalmitis was associated with cataract surgery in 10/27 (37.0%), trabeculectomy in 7/27 (25.9%), and penetrating keratoplasty in 5/27 (18.5%) cases. Tested isolates were sensitive to ceftazidime in 0/8 (0.0%), gentamicin in 8/16 (50.0%), and vancomycin in 24/24 (100.0%) cases. Vision ≥ 20/400 was achieved in 5/27 (18.5%) patients. Conclusion: Enterococcus faecalis endophthalmitis is associated with poor visual outcomes. All tested isolates were sensitive to vancomycin.

Keywords: 398 endophthalmitis • 612 uveitis-clinical/animal model • 437 inflammation 
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