March 2012
Volume 53, Issue 14
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   March 2012
The Endophthalmitis Kit (E-KIT)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Taraprasad Das
    Retina Vitreous Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Ravindran D. Ravilla
    Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India
  • Sriam D. Ravilla
    Aurolab, Madurai, India
  • Kannan Venkatesh
    Aurolab, Madurai, India
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  Taraprasad Das, None; Ravindran D. Ravilla, None; Sriam D. Ravilla, Aravind Eye Hospital (E); Kannan Venkatesh, Aurolab (E)
  • Footnotes
    Support  Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Hyderabad, India
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science March 2012, Vol.53, 1680. doi:
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      Taraprasad Das, Ravindran D. Ravilla, Sriam D. Ravilla, Kannan Venkatesh; The Endophthalmitis Kit (E-KIT). Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):1680.

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Purpose: : To provide essential first- intervention material for treatment of bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis in a ready- to- use kit.

Methods: : We have developed E- kit that contains most essential devices (wire speculum, povidone iodine, syringes, and butter fly needle), antibiotics (ceftazidime 250 mg vial and vancomycin 100 mg vial) and antifungal (voriconazole 1 mg vial) for initial treatment of bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis. We used visual analogue scale (VAS) to score the health personnel comfort of each contents of the kit in 2 sites and 20 consecutive patients.

Results: : The antibiotics preparation was reduced to two-step instead of current four- step procedure. The overall comfort improved by 1.34 fold while using the E-kit in endophthalmitis patients. The comfort level improvement in antibiotic preparation was 2.70 fold for anti bacterial antibiotics and 3.02 fold for anti fungal antibiotic.

Conclusions: : The E-kit benefit included accurate and easy-to- prepare antibiotics and antifungal, safe vitreous biopsy and intravitreal injection, reduced ordering time and inventory cost.

Keywords: endophthalmitis • antibiotics/antifungals/antiparasitics 

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