Endophthalmitis after vitrectomy associated with poor postop prognosis

A substantial number of patients with infectious endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy had poor clinical and visual outcomes, according to an epidemiologic study. Investigators collaborated with the British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit on an analysis of 37 reported cases of presumed postoperative endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy; 28 cases met the diagnostic inclusion criteria. The most common presenting signs and symptoms of endophthalmitis were blurred vision (85.2%), pain (77.8%), hypopyon (77.8%), increased eye redness (55.6%), absent red reflex and lid swelling (25.9%).

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