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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1074-1078

Recommendations for an expert team investigating a case of cluster endophthalmitis

1 Vitreo-retina surgeon, The Eye Centre, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Glaucoma Clinic, M & J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Cornea Clinic, M & J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Shachi R Desai
The Eye Centre, 204, Sigma II Complex, Above SBI Bank, Sunrise Park Road, Opp Himalaya Mall, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad - 380 052, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_804_17

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Occurrence of postoperative cluster endophthalmitis is a nightmare for the operating surgeon, the involved hospital, and the patients. Due to its multifactorial etiology, surveillance of such an event is extremely important to identify the causative factor and to prevent recurrences in future. For surveillance, a team of ophthalmologists and microbiologists is often appointed by the local health department, and it is imperative that this team investigates thoroughly, reports appropriately safeguarding the interests of all, and also suggests remedial measures for future. Much literature is available on postoperative endophthalmitis and sterilization and disinfection protocols, but to the best of our knowledge, there is none to guide the surveillance team regarding the conduct of the entire process of investigation in the case of such unfortunate incidents. Through this article, we have made an attempt to formulate recommendations for expert teams investigating cases of postoperative cluster endophthalmitis.

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