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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159

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1 L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
2 Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA

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Taraprasad Das
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
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Das T, Kunimoto DY, Sharma S, Jalali S, Majji AB, Rao T N. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:159

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Das T, Kunimoto DY, Sharma S, Jalali S, Majji AB, Rao T N. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Dec 12];55:159. Available from:

Dear Editor,

We thank Deshmukh et al . for the interest in our article.[1] This prospective study included all patients that were surgically managed in the institute. The treatment design was vitrectomy, intravitreal antibiotics with or without intravitreal dexamethasone. Part of the study period (1991-1997) was before the endophthalmitis vitrectomy study (EVS) results published in December 1995. The EVS used vision as the criterion for selection of treatment procedure. Hand motion was the cutoff vision criterion. The hand motion in the EVS was defined as seeing the moving hand at one meter distance and not actually close to the face. The hand motion used in our study was perceiving hand motions close to the face. The microbiology of Indian endophthalmitis is different from the one reported in the EVS. With more virulent infection, we[1] and others[2],[3] feel that most patients in India need vitrectomy.

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Das T, Kunimoto DY, Sharma S, Jalali S, Majii AB, Nagaraja Roa T, et al . Endophthalmitis Research Group. Relationship between clinical presentation ad visual outcome in postoperative and posttraumatic endophthalmitis in south central India. Indian J Ophthalmol 2005;53:5-16.  Back to cited text no. 1
Siddiqui F, Crippen C, Hutnik CM. Do we heed the endophthalmitis vitrectomy study? Can J Ophthalmol 2002;37:395-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
Kuhn F, Gini G. Vitrectomy for endophthalmitis. Ophthalmology 2006;113:714.  Back to cited text no. 3


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