Incidence of Endophthalmitis after Corneal Transplant or Cataract Surgery in a Medicare Population – Corrected Proof

Objective: To estimate the incidence of infectious endophthalmitis after corneal transplant or cataract surgery, to evaluate the trend of endophthalmitis during the study period, and to assess demographic risk factors for endophthalmitis after surgeries.Design: A retrospective population-based cohort study.Participants and Controls: Study cohorts were derived from the Medicare claims databases, 2006 to 2011. Patients were continuously enrolled in Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D. Patients undergoing corneal transplant or cataract surgery were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure codes.Methods: Endophthalmitis was defined in 3 different ways: (1) using ICD-9-CM codes (sensitive definition), (Read more...)

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