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Endophthalmitis after intravitreal injections vs cataract surgery: a 15-year cohort

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Combined Cataract Surgery & Cataract Surgery Complications

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : N.Dar ISRAEL

Co Author(s): :    S. Pillar   A. Friehmann   A. Belkin   S. Ofir              

Abstract Details


To compare the clinical features, visual outcomes and causative organisms between endophthalmitis secondary to cataract surgery or to intravitreal injections (IVI).


Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.


Design: Retrospective, non-randomized comparative chart review Methods: Medical records of patients with proven or suspected endophthalmitis admitted to the Ophthalmology Department at Meir Medical Center 2/2002 to 2/2017 were reviewed. Clinical characteristics including presenting and final visual acuity (VA) outcomes, causative organisms and time to admission were assessed.


Among 84 patients in our study, 35 had preceding cataract surgery and 12 had preceding IVI. The post cataract group showed a significant improvement in VA following treatment with a presenting and final VA (logMar±SD) of (1.80±0.54 and 1.39±0.65, P<0.01) as opposed to the post-IVI group (1.72±0.26 and 1.81±0.32, P=.692), while most patients in the cataract group exhibited some degree of VA recovery (70.96%).


Overall, patients with endophthalmitis following cataract surgery had better visual outcomes and were more likely to show a VA improvement following treatment when compared with endophthalmitis following IVI.

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