Journal article

Gram-negative endophthalmitis: A prospective study examining the microbiology, clinical associations and visual outcomes following infection

Louis J Stevenson, Rosie CH Dawkins, Harsha Sheorey, Myra B McGuinness, Andrew H Hurley, Penelope J Allen

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: This is the largest Gram-negative endophthalmitis specific series and provides important evidence to guide management. BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis is a sight-threatening emergency. Gram-negative infections are associated with poorer visual outcomes; however, there is limited literature pertaining to this uncommon condition. DESIGN: Prospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients presenting with endophthalmitis to a tertiary institution over a 20-year period. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively and entered into a registry. Patients with microbiological evidence of Gram-negative infection were included in the analysis. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Final visual acuity (VA), pr..

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