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Infectious endophthalmitis

Kazuhiko Umazume, Jun Suzuki, Yoshihiko Usui, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Goto
Purpose. Endogenous endophthalmitis (EE) is a rare ocular disease caused by bacterial or fungal infection of intraocular spaces by hematogenous spread of pathogens from distant infectious loci in the body. We investigated the clinical characteristics and management of eyes with EE in ten consecutive patients. Methods. Ten patients (10 eyes) with EE treated at Tokyo Medical University Hospital in 2014 were reviewed. We retrospectively studied the causative organisms, systemic complications, pre/postoperative mean best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and status of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Myhanh Nguyen, Jay Siak, Soon-Phaik Chee, Vo Quang Hong Diem
PURPOSE: To describe the pattern of uveitis among Vietnamese at two eye hospitals in Southern Vietnam. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 212 consecutive uveitis cases that presented to two eye hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from July 2011 to February 2015. The patients were identified from a database maintained by the hospitals. Patients with keratitis, episcleritis, orbital inflammation, post-surgical endophthalmitis, traumatic iritis, and corneal graft rejection were excluded...
October 11, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Cindy X Zheng, Marlene R Moster, M Ali Khan, Allen Chiang, Sunir J Garg, Yang Dai, Michael Waisbourd
PURPOSE: To report the clinical features, microbial spectrum, and treatment outcomes of endophthalmitis after glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) surgery. METHODS: Records of patients diagnosed with endophthalmitis after GDI surgery were reviewed. Data on clinical course, microbiological laboratory results, and treatment were analyzed. RESULTS: Of 1,891 eyes that underwent GDI surgery, 14 eyes (0.7%) developed endophthalmitis. The mean time interval between GDI surgery and diagnosis of endophthalmitis was 2...
September 26, 2016: Retina
Elad Moisseiev, Sam Abbassi, Susanna S Park
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome of eyes with acute bacterial endophthalmitis treated with intravitreal injection of antibiotics with or without intravitreal dexamethasone. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 63 eyes diagnosed with acute bacterial endophthalmitis and treated with vitreous tap and intravitreal injection of antibiotics, 19 eyes (30.2%) with and 44 eyes (69.8%) without concurrent intravitreal dexamethasone. RESULTS: Visual acuity had significantly improved by 1 week and was maintained long-term (p<0...
September 13, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Chia-Yi Lee, Yi-Ju Ho, Chi-Chin Sun, Hsin-Chiung Lin, Ching-Hsi Hsiao, David Hui-Kang Ma, Chi-Chun Lai, Hung-Chi Chen
Aspergillus species produces a wide spectrum of fungal diseases like endophthalmitis and fungal keratitis ophthalmologically, but there has been no report about blepharitis caused by Aspergilus flavus to date. Herein, we report a 61-year-old ethnic Han Taiwanese male who had suffered from pain with burning and foreign body sensation after an insect bite on his left eye. Specimens from bilateral eyelids suggested infection of A. flavus, whereas corneal scraping showed the presence of Gram-negative bacteria. He was admitted for treatment of infectious keratitis with topical antibiotic and antifungal eye drops...
September 12, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Tamara L Lenis, Stephan Y Chiu, Simon K Law, Fei Yu, Anthony J Aldave
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of concurrent Boston type I keratoprosthesis (KPro) and glaucoma drainage device (GDD) implantation. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study of a consecutive cohort of patients. SUBJECTS: Patients who underwent KPro implantation by a single surgeon (A.J.A.) with or without 1 concurrent Ahmed GDD (New World Medical, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA) implantation between January 1, 2005, and January 31, 2015, were included...
September 7, 2016: Ophthalmology
Norma Fariña, Margarita Samudio, Letizia Carpinelli, Martin M Nentwich, Herminia Mino de Kaspar
PURPOSE: Coagulase-negative staphylococci have been reported to be the most frequent cause of bacterial postoperative endophthalmitis. Biofilm formation is the major virulence factor of Staphylococcus epidermidis and is often associated with methicillin resistance. This study aims at evaluating the presence of biofilm-producing and methicillin resistance genes (mecA) in S. epidermidis. METHODS: S. epidermidis isolated from clinically infected sites (group 1) and from normal human conjunctiva (group 2) were studied...
September 10, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Joo Yong Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Se Joon Woo, Tae Wan Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Christopher Seungkyu Lee, Kyu Seop Kim, Kyung Hoon Seo, Hyung Woo Kwak
PURPOSE: To identify the characteristics and causes of uveitis in Seoul, South Korea. METHODS: We performed a retrospective medical record review of 602 patients diagnosed with uveitis at seven tertiary ophthalmology centers between January and December 2013. RESULTS: The most common type of uveitis was anterior uveitis (n = 281), followed by posterior uveitis (n = 152), panuveitis (n = 126), and intermediate uveitis (n = 43). Among patients with an identified cause (n = 252), 149 and 103 had non-infectious and infectious uveitis, respectively, and ankylosing spondylitis (n = 53), Behcet disease (n = 43), and endophthalmitis (n = 25) were common identified causes of uveitis...
August 19, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Ramon Lee, Ziad Khoueir, Edem Tsikata, James Chodosh, Claes H Dohlman, Teresa C Chen
PURPOSE: To report the long-term visual outcomes and complications after Boston keratoprosthesis type II implantation in the largest single-center case series with the longest average follow-up. DESIGN: Retrospective review of consecutive clinical case series. PARTICIPANTS: Between January 1992 and April 2015 at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 48 eyes of 44 patients had keratoprosthesis type II implanted by 2 surgeons (C.H.D. and J...
August 15, 2016: Ophthalmology
Benjamin J Thomas, Neesurg Mehta, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Jayanth Sridhar, Ajay E Kuriyan, Nidhi Rehlan, Michelle C Liang, Maria A Woodward, Andre J Witkin, Chirag Shah, Harry W Flynn, Sunir J Garg, Jeremy D Wolfe
PURPOSE: To report the visual acuity outcomes after pars plana vitrectomy for delayed vitreoretinal sequelae of infectious endophthalmitis. All eyes were initially treated with intravitreal antibiotics (Abx). METHODS: Multicenter, retrospective, consecutive case series. RESULTS: Forty-two eyes met the study criteria. The mean follow-up was 48 weeks (SD ± 61.8). Mean interval from Abx to pars plana vitrectomy was 13 weeks (SD ± 14.3, range 2-70)...
July 26, 2016: Retina
Shih-Chou Chen, Chiu-Tung Chuang, Ming-Ying Chu, Shwu-Jiuan Sheu
PURPOSE: To analyze the patterns and etiologies of uveitis at a tertiary referral center in Taiwan. METHODS: This retrospective chart review of uveitis patients from January 2001 to December 2014 updates a previous study a decade ago (2003). RESULTS: We identified 450 patients, among whom anterior uveitis was most common, followed by panuveitis, posterior uveitis, and intermediate uveitis. A specific diagnosis was identified in 331 patients...
July 27, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Patsuda Thariya, Yosanan Yospaiboon, Suthasinee Sinawat, Thuss Sanguansak, Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo, Wipada Laovirojjanakul
BACKGROUND: To compare blood culture bottles and conventional media for the vitreous culture in patients with clinically suspected infectious endophthalmitis. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study at KKU Eye Center, Khon Kaen University. PARTICIPANTS: There were 342 patients with clinically suspected infectious endophthalmitis participated in the study. METHODS: The vitreous specimens were inoculated in both blood culture bottles and on conventional culture media (blood agar, MacConkey agar, chocolate agar, Sabouraud dextrose agar and thioglycolate broth)...
August 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Melis Palamar, Cumali Degirmenci, Ruchan Sertoz, Sohret Aydemir, Sait Egrilmez, Ayse Yagci
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate the serologic positivity of cornea donors and microbiologic positivity of cornea storage media at the Ege University Tissue and Cornea Bank, Izmir, Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the serologic blood sample and microbiological culture media analysis results of all cornea donors at Ege University Tissue and Cornea Bank between 2007 and 2015 with reference to age, sex, and cause of death of each donor...
July 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Mehrdad Malihi, Xintong Li, Shriji Patel, Thomas Eck, David S Chu, Marco A Zarbin, Neelakshi Bhagat
PURPOSE: To describe the demographics, characteristics, management, and outcomes of eyes with endophthalmitis related to infectious keratitis. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all patients treated for infectious keratitis-associated infectious endophthalmitis between 2001 and 2014 at University Hospital, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. RESULTS: Thirty-eight cases with infectious keratitis-associated infectious endophthalmitis were identified (21 men [55%], mean age: 66...
July 14, 2016: Retina
Fang Duan, Kaili Wu, Jingyu Liao, Yongxin Zheng, Zhaohui Yuan, Junlian Tan, Xiaofeng Lin
This study aimed to identify the microbial etiology of infectious endophthalmitis and to determine the antibacterial susceptibilities of bacterial isolates at an eye hospital in South China. A retrospective analysis was carried out on 330 patients with clinically diagnosed infectious endophthalmitis who underwent microbiological evaluation from January 2010 to December 2014. Of the 330 patients, 193 patients (58.5%) had posttraumatic endophthalmitis, 67 patients (20.3%) had postoperative endophthalmitis, 61 patients (18...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Jacek Dutkiewicz, Barbara Mackiewicz, Marta Kinga Lemieszek, Marcin Golec, Janusz Milanowski
Pantoea agglomerans, a bacterium associated with plants, is not an obligate infectious agent in humans. However, it could be a cause of opportunistic human infections, mostly by wound infection with plant material, or as a hospital-acquired infection, mostly in immunocompromised individuals. Wound infection with P. agglomerans usually follow piercing or laceration of skin with a plant thorn, wooden splinter or other plant material and subsequent inoculation of the plant-residing bacteria, mostly during performing of agricultural occupations and gardening, or children playing...
June 2, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Xiaoli Hao, Changxian Yi, Yuqin Wang, Jin Li, Fang Huang, Liwen He, Wei Chi
PURPOSE: Endophthalmitis is mediated by inflammatory cytokines. We employed a quantitative antibody array, which profiles protein expression and function in a high-throughput manner, to identify inflammatory mediators in the infectious aqueous and vitreous humor from patients with endophthalmitis. METHODS: In this prospective study, aqueous humor (AH) and vitreous humor (VH) samples were obtained from 30 patients with endophthalmitis and were collected during anterior chamber paracentesis and vitrectomy...
2016: Molecular Vision
Marcin Piotr Czajka, Eva Byhr, Göran Olivestedt, Eva M Olofsson
PURPOSE: To investigate the anatomical and functional outcomes of acute-onset endophthalmitis after small-gauge vitrectomy. METHODS: Retrospective case series of patients who underwent 23- or 25-gauge vitrectomy at four centres in Sweden between 2008 and 2012. Postvitrectomy endophthalmitis was identified through the search of the journal records of each institution, and the diagnosis was based on clinical criteria regardless of culture results. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients (24 eyes) were included...
June 8, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
Roger A Astley, Phillip S Coburn, Salai Madhumathi Parkunan, Michelle C Callegan
Bacterial endophthalmitis is an infection and inflammation of the posterior segment of the eye which can result in significant loss of visual acuity. Even with prompt antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and surgical intervention, vision and even the eye itself may be lost. For the past century, experimental animal models have been used to examine various aspects of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of bacterial endophthalmitis, to further the development of anti-inflammatory treatment strategies, and to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and efficacies of antibiotics...
September 2016: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
Zeeshan Haq, Asim V Farooq, Andrew J W Huang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to provide a summary of the recent literature concerning infections after refractive surgery pertinent to each procedure category. RECENT FINDINGS: New data from a large retrospective study suggest that the incidence of post-laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis infectious keratitis is declining. Additionally, recent case studies have reported viral, fungal, and Acanthamoeba pathogens. Corneal collagen cross-linking is emerging as an alternative therapeutic option for early stage post-LASIK infectious keratitis...
July 2016: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
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