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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 627-631

Antibiotic sensitivity trends of pseudomonas endophthalmitis in a tertiary eye care center in South India: A 12-year retrospective study


1 Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry; Vitreoretina Services, Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Berhampore, West Bengal, India
2 Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry; Vitreoretina Services, Giridhar Eye Institute, Kochi, Kerala, India
3 Microbiology Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
4 Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry; Geetasri Retina Institute, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
5 Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manavi D Sindal
Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam, Cuddalore Main Road, Pondicherry - 605 007
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1145_19

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Purpose: To assess trends in antibiotic sensitivity of pseudomonas and compare multidrug resistance (MDR) between Pseudomonas endophthalmitis cases presenting in two consecutive 6-year time frames in a tertiary center in South India. Methods: This is a retrospective comparative series of all Pseudomonas endophthalmitis cases treated from June 2004 to May 2016. Microbiological culture results in all endophthalmitis patients were screened for pseudomonas. Positive cases in the initial 6 and final 6 years were compared for sensitivity to antibiotics and the proportion of MDR. MDR was defined as resistance to at least two different classes of antibiotics. Results: Pseudomonas accounted for 74 of 389 endophthalmitis cases (19%), 42 in initial 6 and 32 in final 6 years. Sensitivity to ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin, and ceftazidime was 85.7%, 82.9%, 76.5%, 76.9%, 88.1% up to 2010 which reduced to 75%, 59.4%, 68.8%, 56.3%, 56.3%, respectively, after 2010, being significant for ofloxacin (P = 0.0349) and ceftazidime (P = 0.0028). Susceptibility to amikacin, gentamicin, and tobramycin changed non-significantly from 83.3%, 43.9%, 47.6% to 71.9%, 61.3%, 61.3%, respectively. Twenty of 74 cases (27%) were MDR with 16.7% in first 6 years versus 40.6% in final 6 years. Postoperative MDR cases rose from 10.3% to 50% (P = 0.0048). Conclusion: This study shows rising resistance of Pseudomonas to fluoroquinolones, amikacin, and ceftazidime in endophthalmitis. MDR also showed an upward trend, particularly in postsurgical cases.


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