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Postoperative endophthalmitis

Mustafa Erdoğan Cicik, Cezmi Doğan, Osman Şevki Arslan
BACKGROUND: Development of endophthalmitis during cataract surgery is one of the most severe complications and it may also result in blindness and globe loss. AIMS: To evaluate the effect of an ophthalmic cefuroxime solution (Aprokam® ) that is prophylactically used in phacoemulsification surgery performed due to cataract that eventually occurs in patients with or without penetrating keratoplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients who had undergone penetrating keratoplasty and for whom phacoemulsification surgery was performed due to cataract and an intracameral ophthalmic cefuroxime solution (Aprokam® ) was administered for prophylaxis were evaluated in comparison with patients with cataract without keratoplasty...
March 15, 2018: Balkan Medical Journal
Heng Sun, Zhu-Lin Hu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a modified polymethyl methacrylate-silicone keratoprosthesis and its operation method in alkali-burned rabbit model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The polymethyl methacrylate-silicone keratoprostheses were implanted into seven alkali-burned rabbit corneas by a special operation method using autologous graft as the keratoprosthesis (Kpro) carrier. The long-term postoperative outcomes were evaluated. RESULTS: During a postoperative study period of 16 months, except for one Kpro extruded at 3 months, all Kpros were in good position and were kept transparent without Kpro extrusion, keratolysis, infection, endophthalmitis, or retinal detachment...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Koji Kitazawa, Koichi Wakimasu, Kazuhito Yoneda, Bernie Iliakis, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita
Purpose: Fungal infections post keratoplasty due to contamination of the donor corneal graft have become important issues that need to be addressed. Here we report a case of fungal keratitis and endophthalmitis post penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) due to fungal contamination of the donor corneal graft. Observations: We present a 52-year-old male who underwent PKP with a donor corneal graft that was later found to be contaminated with fungus. At 4-weeks postoperative, infectious infiltrates suddenly appeared at the border between the host and donor corneal graft, and endophthalmitis concomitantly occurred...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Trevor Kindle, Tanner Ferguson, Mitch Ibach, Michael Greenwood, Justin Schweitzer, Russell Swan, Ramu G Sudhagoni, John P Berdahl
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravitreal administration of a steroid and antibiotics during cataract surgery compared with the typical postoperative topical regimen in preventing postoperative inflammation, pain, cystoid macular edema (CME), and endophthalmitis. SETTING: Private practice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The study group included eyes that had an intravitreal injection of triamcinolone-moxifloxacin-vancomycin at the time of cataract surgery with concomitant trabecular microbypass stent insertion...
January 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Allister Gibbons, Ella H Leung, Luis J Haddock, Carlos A Medina, Viviana Fernandez, Jean-Marie A Parel, Heather A Durkee, Guillermo Amescua, Eduardo C Alfonso, Victor L Perez
Purpose: To determine the indications, long-term clinical and visual outcomes, and complications of the aphakic snap-on type I Boston keratoprosthesis (KPro). Design: Retrospective, non-comparative case series. Methods: Forty-five eyes of 43 patients with type I aphakic snap-on KPros with at least 1 year of follow-up were included. The past medical histories, preoperative indications, best-corrected visual acuities (BCVAs), postoperative complications, and retention rates were analyzed...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Erich J Berg, John B Davies, Mark R Buboltz, Thomas W Samuelson
Purpose: To raise awareness of a possible association between continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices and postoperative bleb-related infection. Observations: A 57-year old patient on CPAP presented with unilateral bleb-associated endophthalmitis 32 months after routine ExPress Trabeculectomy with mitomycin C. The offending organism, Streptococcus mitis , is a nonmotile and generally non-virulent pathogen which predominates in the normal human respiratory flora...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Jing Zhong, Bowen Wang, Saiqun Li, Yuqing Deng, Haixiang Huang, Ling Chen, Jin Yuan
Fungal keratitis is a severe and common ocular infectious disease. The present study evaluated the efficiency of full-thickness conjunctival flap covering surgery with amniotic membrane transplantation (FCCS + AMT) as a transitional surgery for severe fungal keratitis. A total of 17 patients with severe fungal keratitis without corneal perforation underwent FCCS + AMT between January 2010 and December 2015. The pathogenic factors, preoperative diagnosis and postoperative prognosis of FCCS + AMT at 3 months were evaluated...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Hong He, Xiaolian Chen, Hongshan Liu, Jiaochan Wu, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND: Postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery is a severe eye infection that can lead to irreversible blindness in the affected eye. The characteristics, treatment and prognosis of this disease vary because of its association with different pathogens. Here, we report what is possibly the first case of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery to be associated with the rare pathogen Earliella scabrosa. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old man from Hainan Island (China) with a history of phacoemulsification and type II diabetes mellitus underwent intraocular lens (IOL) implantation...
February 17, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Ben Clarke, Tom Williamson, Giampaolo Gini, Bhaskar Gupta
Management of postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis was explored in the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study37 (EVS) in 1995, which has underpinned the core protocols in treatment ever since. While surgical techniques have continued to evolve, little has changed in the overall clinical management as no further large randomized controlled trials have taken place. We review the literature addressing the incidence of endophthalmitis, pathogens, antibiotic therapies, and the role of vitrectomy. We suggest an update to management protocols based on available evidence...
February 14, 2018: Survey of Ophthalmology
Imen Zghal, Amine Souguir, Olfa Fekih, Amel Chebbi, Omar Romdhane, Hedi Bouguila, Leila Nacef
BACKGROUND: Postoperative endophthalmitis is a public health issue due to its bad prognosis; its treatment is both surgical and medical. Classically, surgical treatment was done if visual acuity is limited to light perception only. AIM: To evaluate therapeutic results Of postoperative endophtalmitieS and to Compare therapeutics almost used intravitreal injection of antibiotics versus early vitrectomy. METHODS: It's a retrospective comparative study includIng 120 cases of acute postoperative endophthalmitis hospitalized in a referral ophthalmology department between July 2007 and June 2013...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
L Royo-Dujardin, E Alcalde-Vílchez, E Rodríguez-de la Rúa, J P Novalbos-Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: To publish the outcomes and complications of age-related cataract surgery in Cadiz (Spain). Due to the lack of national audits, a comparison was made between the results obtained here and those of the most recent European audit, EUREQUO (2013), and the British audit RCOphth NOD (2015). METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal, before-after study of 312 patients undergoing cataract surgery in the University Hospitals of Puerta del Mar and Puerto Real (Cadiz), in 2013-14...
February 9, 2018: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
E Friling, P Montan
BACKGROUND: Intracameral cefuroxime as prophylaxis against postoperative endophthalmitis (POE) following cataract surgery was introduced in 1996 at St Erik Eye Hospital. Soon after the introduction of intracameral cefuroxime the rate of POE fell dramatically and a shift in the aetiology was noticed. AIM: To analyse bacteriology and susceptibility to cefuroxime before and after the introduction. METHODS: All culture-proven endophthalmitis cases at St Erik Eye Hospital after cataract surgery performed over a 20-year period were included in a retrospective observational study...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
J Luebke, M Neuburger, J F Jordan, T Wecker, D Boehringer, B Cakir, T Reinhard, A Anton
PURPOSE: Bleb-related infections are serious complications after trabeculectomy. They can be limited to the bleb or disseminate and lead to endophthalmitis. We herein report on all bleb-related infections that have been diagnosed at the Eye Center of the University of Freiburg, Germany, since 1999. METHODS: We reviewed a total of 1816 consecutive trabeculectomies that were performed at our hospital between the years 1999 and 2014 (353 without and 1463 with intraoperative application of mitomycin C)...
February 9, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Parveen Sen, Vinay Kumar S, Pramod Bhende, Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Chetan Rao, Dhanashree Ratra, Pradeep Susvar, Sreelakshmi Kummamuri, Sufiyan Shaikh, Lingam Gopal
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome and complications of sutured scleral fixated intraocular lenses (SSFIOL) in children. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SUBJECTS: A total of 279 eyes of 230 children who underwent SSFIOL at ≤18 years of age in a tertiary eye care centre in India. METHODS: Treatment-naive children having traumatic cataract or subluxated lens underwent a single-sitting lensectomy and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), along with SSFIOL insertion...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
Abhishek Varshney, Manmath Das, Priyanka Chaudhary, Rashmi Kumari, Kusha Yadav
We report a case of a 55-year-old female who presented with pain, redness, and profound visual loss in her right eye 2 weeks after cataract surgery. An ophthalmic examination showed light perception vision, corneal edema with severe anterior chamber reaction and hypopyon, exudative membranes on the anterior lens surface, and dense vitreous exudates. Under the impression of acute postoperative exogenous endophthalmitis, immediate pars plana vitrectomy with culture of vitreous aspirate and intravitreal antibiotic injections were performed...
October 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Abdullah Ozkaya, Gurkan Erdogan, Beril Tulu, Hatice Nur Tarakcioglu
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes of subtotal vitrectomy in epiretinal membrane (ERM) and idiopathic macular hole (IMH) surgeries. METHODS: The patients who underwent vitrectomy for primary ERM and IMH were included. After the truncation of posterior hyaloid, cortical vitreous was incompletely removed and anterior vitreous was left in place. The main outcome measure was the complications of the surgical technique during the postoperative 12 months of follow-up...
February 7, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Warinyupa Pinitpuwadol, Sucheera Sarunket, Sutasinee Boonsopon, Nattaporn Tesavibul, Pitipol Choopong
BACKGROUND: Although atypical mycobacteria had been increasingly found in various ocular infections in the past decades, a slow-growing Mycobacterium haemophilum (M. haemophilum) was scarcely reported. Similar to tuberculous infection, the presentation can masquerade as low-grade granulomatous intraocular inflammation with partial response to corticosteroids. Besides, the special requirements for culture make this pathogen difficult to diagnose. The study aims to report the clinical presentation and notify the awareness of NTM endophthalmitis among clinicians...
February 7, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Cyrus M Shroff, Charu Gupta, Daraius Shroff, Neelam Atri, Priyanka Gupta, Ranjan Dutta
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual and anatomical outcomes and safety of bimanual microincision vitreous surgery for severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Retrospective review of 315 eyes of 282 patients who underwent 23-gauge or 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with bimanual membrane dissection for diabetic tractional detachment from January 2007 to September 2016. Minimum follow-up was 3 months, and the average duration of follow-up was 23 months (range 3-100 months; median 15 months)...
February 5, 2018: Retina
Qintuo Pan, Yanhua Liu, Ruixi Wang, Tianyu Chen, Zhengwei Yang, Yuxuan Deng, Zhenquan Zhao, Xuting Hu, Xiaomeng Chen, Wenlong Wei, Zongduan Zhang, Yuqin Wang, Jingwei Zheng, Zhisheng Ke
To evaluate the use of endoscopy-assisted vitrectomy in patients with sight-threatening Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis.A retrospective analysis was conducted in 15 eyes with Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis. Patients were divided into 2 groups: endoscopy-assisted vitrectomy (5 eyes) and conventional vitrectomy (10 eyes). The following clinical data were recorded and analyzed: sex, age, latent period, symptom duration, follow-up time, visual acuity pre- and postsurgery, recurrence of endophthalmitis, incidence of phithisis bulbi, and incidence of enucleation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mónika Homa, Palanisamy Manikandan, Veerappan Saravanan, Rajaraman Revathi, Raghavan Anita, Venkatapathy Narendran, Kanesan Panneerselvam, Coimbatore Subramanian Shobana, Mohammed Al Aidarous, László Galgóczy, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Tamás Papp, László Kredics
We report a case of a 59-year-old male patient with a postoperative fungal infection of the left eye. A dark-pigmented yeast, Exophiala dermatitidis (previously known as Wangiella dermatitidis), was identified from the culture of the biopsy taken from the posterior capsule. The infection was successfully eradicated by a combination of surgical and medical (i.e., voriconazole and fluconazole) treatment. This is the first report of successfully treated E. dermatitidis endophthalmitis, which demonstrates that a prompt and aggressive antifungal therapy combined with surgical intervention is necessary to prevent vision loss in cases of endophthalmitis due to Exophiala species...
January 27, 2018: Mycopathologia
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