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In response to the letter by Chen et al, we disagree with many of their assumptions and statements. We respond point-by-point to their concerns. In our published study, endophthalmitis was defined by the presence of positive intraocular cultures in addition to a clinical presentation consistent with endophthalmitis. All 49 patients included in our study presented with evidence of severe intraocular inflammation that supported a diagnosis of infectious endophthalmitis. Chen et al state that “progressive vitritis is a hallmark of any form of endophthalmitis,” but they failed to include any references (Read more...)

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