May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
Endophthalmitis Following Anti-VEGF Injections in a Retinal Practice Setting
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • M. Elman
    Elman Retina Group PA, Baltimore, Maryland
  • A. Elman
    Elman Retina Group PA, Baltimore, Maryland
  • A. Glasser
    Elman Retina Group PA, Baltimore, Maryland
  • D. Braver
    Elman Retina Group PA, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  M. Elman, Elman Retina Group, F; Eyetech, OSI, Genentech, C; A. Elman, None; A. Glasser, None; D. Braver, None.
  • Footnotes
    Support  None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 976. doi:https://doi.org/
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      M. Elman, A. Elman, A. Glasser, D. Braver; Endophthalmitis Following Anti-VEGF Injections in a Retinal Practice Setting. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):976. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: : Evaluate the incidence, presentation, and outcome of patients presenting with endophthalmitis post intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF drugs

Methods: : Retrospective review of charts of patients undergoing intravitreal anti-VEGF injections between December 1, 2004 and November 30, 2007.

Results: : Between December 1, 2004 and November 30, 2007, 1,303 Macugen injections were administered; one eye developed endophthalmitis. Between July 1, 2006 and November 30, 2007, 3,057 Lucentis injections were given; five eyes developed endophthalmitis. All patients were seen post-injection within the first 7 days after injection. Of the six patients developing endophthalmitis,three were asymptomatic and were diagnosed as a result of the scheduled followup.

Conclusions: : Early detection may of endophthalmitis may be facilitated by scheduled followup examination.

Keywords: endophthalmitis • injection • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: outcomes/complications 
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