Intraocular fluid cultures after primary pars plana vitrectomy

S. M. Cohen, J. D. Benner, M. B. Landers, Lawrence S Morse

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Abstract

To determine what organisms enter the eye and remain in the eye after pars plana vitrectomy, vitreous cavity aspirates were cultured postoperatively. Two of 33 (6%) consecutive eyes undergoing primary pars plana vitrectomy had positive cultures. One sample grew a single colony of Staphylococcus epidermidis, the second grew two colonies of Acinetobacter lwoffi. Neither of these eyes developed endophthalmitis. This study demonstrates that bacteria enter the eye at a low rate during pars plana vitrectomy and that the eye on which a vitrectomy has been performed is capable of clearing a low inoculum of bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-699
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume114
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

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Intraocular fluid cultures after primary pars plana vitrectomy. / Cohen, S. M.; Benner, J. D.; Landers, M. B.; Morse, Lawrence S.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 114, No. 6, 1992, p. 697-699.

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Cohen, SM, Benner, JD, Landers, MB & Morse, LS 1992, 'Intraocular fluid cultures after primary pars plana vitrectomy', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 114, no. 6, pp. 697-699.
Cohen, S. M. ; Benner, J. D. ; Landers, M. B. ; Morse, Lawrence S. / Intraocular fluid cultures after primary pars plana vitrectomy. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1992 ; Vol. 114, No. 6. pp. 697-699.
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