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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-157

Direct aspiration of capsular bag material in a case of sequestered endophthalmitis

Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Vitreoretinal Services, Medical and Vision Research Foundations, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

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Lingam Gopal
Vision Research Foundation, 18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.39125

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Chronic recurrent endophthalmitis can occur following uncomplicated cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation secondary to organisms sequestered in the capsular bag. There is a need to identify these sequestered organisms to facilitate appropriate management. Frequently, specimens from the anterior chamber and vitreous cavity could be unyielding, especially in the early cases in which the vitreous is still uninvolved. This article highlights the technique of directly sampling the capsular bag material in the effective diagnosis of the organism, which facilitated the total cure by irrigation with appropriate antibiotics into the capsular bag.

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