December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Endophthalmitis following retinal surgery: Epidemiology and Microbiology
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • MF Shuler
    Wills Retina Service
    Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia PA
  • B Busbee
    WIlls Eye Hospital Philadelphia PA
  • FM Recchia
    Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak MI
  • R Pearlman
    Temple University Philadelphia PA
  • AC Ho
    Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia PA
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   M.F. Shuler, None; B. Busbee, None; F.M. Recchia, None; R. Pearlman, None; A.C. Ho, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 4438. doi:
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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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Abstract: : 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.

Keywords: 398 endophthalmitis • 628 vitreoretinal surgery • 554 retina 

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