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Retina. 2005 Jul-Aug;25(5):587-9.

Endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy: a New Zealand experience.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe the clinical course and estimate the incidence of endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy in New Zealand.

METHODS:

A retrospective analysis was performed on all cases of culture-positive endophthalmitis after vitreoretinal surgery over a 10-year period.

RESULTS:

Five cases of culture-positive endophthalmitis were identified between 1993 and 2002. During this interval, 10,397 vitrectomies were performed, equating to an overall incidence of 0.048%. All patients presented within 7 days of surgery.

CONCLUSIONS:

Endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy is uncommon but is associated with a poor functional outcome.

PMID:
16077355
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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