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MF Shuler, B Busbee, FM Recchia, R Pearlman, AC Ho; Endophthalmitis following retinal surgery: Epidemiology and Microbiology . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):4438.
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Purpose: To evaluate the epidemiology and microbiology of endophthalmitis following retinal surgery. Design: Retrospective, noncomparative case series Participants: All patients treated with the diagnosis of endophthalmitis following retinal surgery from 7/1989 to 7/2000 at the Wills Eye Hospital (WEH). Methods: Retrospective chart review of 17 inpatient charts. Causative microbiologic agent, epidemiology, and clinical findings were reviewed. Results: Out of the 1,052 patients treated for endophthalmitis at WEH, 17 occurred after retinal surgery (1.6%). Eleven were male with an average age of 57 (range 13 to 82). Patients had an average of 1.9 previous eye surgeries and the most common cultured organisms were Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Conclusion: Endophthalmitis after retinal surgery is relatively uncommon. Vancomycin-sensitive Staphylococcal species are the most commonly cultured organisms.
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