Endophthalmitis following strabismus surgery is rare and has been reported to occur in from 1:3,500 to 1:185,000 cases. Severe adverse sequelae, including phthisis bulbi and enucleation, occur often despite early and aggressive treatment. This report describes 3 patients with endophthalmitis following apparently uneventful strabismus surgery by three different surgeons. Infections were aggressively treated. Two patients received intravitreal steroids; all 3 returned to their preoperative baseline visual acuity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health