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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 191-194

Endophthalmitis caused by Anaerobic bacteria

From Sankara Nethralaya and Vision Research Foundation, 18, College Road, Madras, India

Correspondence Address:
Tarun Sharma
Vision Research Foundation, 18, College Road, Madras 600 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 8655198

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A retrospective analysis of 22 patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy for endophthalmitis and had culture-proven anaerobic bacteria, was done. Elimination of infection with attached retina and recovery of ambulatory vision ≥2/60 were considered as anatomic success and functional success, respectively. Mean follow-up period was 12.7 months (range, 2 to 48 months). Anatomic success was attained in 14 (63.6%) eyes and functional success in 12 (54.6%) eyes. A poor preoperative visual acuity was found to be associated with poor functional outcome (p < 0.046). In endophthalmitis, a routine anaerobic culture of intraocular specimen is recommended.

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