Successfully managed endophthalmitis following strabismus surgery

Saba T. Alniemi, Sophie J. Bakri, Carole Cherfan, Brian G. Mohney

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Alniemi, S. T., Bakri, S. J., Cherfan, C., & Mohney, B. G. (2016). Successfully managed endophthalmitis following strabismus surgery. Journal of AAPOS, 20(3), 263-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2016.01.008