Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

The results of pars plana vitrectomy in the fresh endophthalmitis cases of post cataract surgery in a tertiary hospital

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Author Details: Manmohan Bhanot, JS Chahal, Preet Sood

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 365

Article End Page : 369


Endophthalmitis is a serious ocular infection that can result in blindness. Approximately 70 percent of cases occur as a direct complication of intraocular surgery. It’s management requires culture of intraocular contents and administration of an antibiotic. Vitrectomy surgery, which may help to manage endophthalmitis by removing infecting organisms and their toxins, has been shown to be of value in various animal/human models of endophthalmitis.
In the present study 25 cases of bacterial culture positive cases were operated and intravitreal injections were also applied. The effect of various factors like infecting organisms, capsular status, media clarity and time of presentation on the final visual outcome is analysed