Journal article

Risk factors, microbial profiles and prognosis of microbial keratitis-associated endophthalmitis in high-risk eyes

Evelyn C O'Neill, Jonathan Yeoh, David CA Fabinyi, Dermot Cassidy, Rasik B Vajpayee, Penelope Allen, Paul P Connell

Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Microbial keratitis (MK) is a sight-threatening emergency. Delayed diagnosis and treatment may exacerbate the condition and infection may spread to the posterior segment with resultant endophthalmitis. We describe the presentation, management, visual outcomes and microbial profiles of MK-associated endophthalmitis presenting to a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: Prospective collection of data on all patients presenting with presumed MK-associated endophthalmitis from 1997 to 2007, to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Outcome measures included: visual acuity, microbial profiles, and management strategy. RESULTS: Thirty-seven cases of MK-associated endophthalmitis were id..

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