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The Latest Updates and Management of Endophthalmitis

The Latest Updates and Management of Endophthalmitis Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/04/2020 EDITORIAL The Latest Updates and Management of Endophthalmitis Sudipta Das, MS,* Pramod S. Bhende, MS,† and Dennis S.C. Lam, MD* ostoperative endophthalmitis (PE), although rare, is undoubtedly the most serious complication in P ocular surgery, with less than half of the affected patients able to achieve a final visual acuity of 20/40 or better. The highest risk is observed in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and the lowest in pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). Recent estimates of the rate of endophthalmitis after cat- aract surgery have ranged between 0.08% and 0.68%. In this editorial, we will review the latest infor- mation related to the respective roles of disinfection using povidone-iodine (PVI) before surgery and the use of preoperative, intracameral, and postoperative antibiotics in the prevention of PE. Latest develop- ments in management of endophthalmitis will also be discussed. The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), in its first randomized mul- ticenter study on antimicrobial prophylaxis, reported an incidence of endophthalmitis ranging from 0.049% to as high as 0.345% in the control group. The preferred practice pattern for prophylaxis of en- dophthalmitis has seen some major crests and troughs in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology Wolters Kluwer Health

The Latest Updates and Management of Endophthalmitis

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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
Subject
Editorial
ISSN
2162-0989
eISSN
2475-5028
DOI
10.1097/APO.0000000000000208
pmid
27183288
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/04/2020 EDITORIAL The Latest Updates and Management of Endophthalmitis Sudipta Das, MS,* Pramod S. Bhende, MS,† and Dennis S.C. Lam, MD* ostoperative endophthalmitis (PE), although rare, is undoubtedly the most serious complication in P ocular surgery, with less than half of the affected patients able to achieve a final visual acuity of 20/40 or better. The highest risk is observed in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and the lowest in pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). Recent estimates of the rate of endophthalmitis after cat- aract surgery have ranged between 0.08% and 0.68%. In this editorial, we will review the latest infor- mation related to the respective roles of disinfection using povidone-iodine (PVI) before surgery and the use of preoperative, intracameral, and postoperative antibiotics in the prevention of PE. Latest develop- ments in management of endophthalmitis will also be discussed. The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), in its first randomized mul- ticenter study on antimicrobial prophylaxis, reported an incidence of endophthalmitis ranging from 0.049% to as high as 0.345% in the control group. The preferred practice pattern for prophylaxis of en- dophthalmitis has seen some major crests and troughs in

Journal

The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: May 1, 2016

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