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Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2001 Jun;12(3):225-9.

Treatment of Propionibacterium acnes endophthalmitis.

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Vitreoretinal Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. vincent.deramo@duke.edu

Abstract

Propionibacterium acnes is a well-known cause of delayed endophthalmitis following cataract surgery. A white intracapsular plaque, keratic precipitates, and hypopyon may be present. Although there is no consensus on the treatment approach, recent studies have reviewed the outcomes of relatively large numbers of patients. Reasonable treatment options include pars plana vitrectomy and intra-ocular antibiotics with either partial or total capsulectomy/lens exchange. A good visual outcome is possible.

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