Incidence of acute endophthalmitis after triamcinolone-assisted pars plana vitrectomy

Taiji Sakamoto, Hiroshi Enaida, Toshiaki Kubota, Masaaki Nakahara, Keita Yamakiri, Takehiro Yamashita, Mitsunobu Yokoyama, Yasuaki Hata, Toshinori Murata, Kazunori Miyata, Akinori Uemura, Wataru Kimura, Tatsuro Ishibashi

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Abstract

Purpose To report the incidence of acute endophthalmitis after triamcinolone acetonide-assisted pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). Design A retrospective multicenter interventional case series collected over 23 months. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients who underwent triamcinolone-assisted PPV at seven academic clinical centers or eye hospitals from January 2002 to November 2003. Results Of a total of 1,886 cases, only 1 case showed acute endophthalmitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis (0.053%). No other cases showed any signs of postoperative endophthalmitis. Conclusion Intraoperative use of triamcinolone during PPV is not a high risk factor for acute endophthalmitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-138
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume138
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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