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Anterior vitrectomy and partial capsulectomy via anterior approach to treat chronic postoperative endophthalmitis

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Author(s): Mete Güler

Journal: International Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 2222-3959

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: chronic postoperative endophthalmitis | anterior vitrectomy | partial capsulectomy

ABSTRACT
AIM:To describe the results of vitrectomy and partial capsulectomy via anterior approach surgical technique in treatment of chronic postoperative endophthalmitis (CPE).METHODS:Clinical records of 9 patients treated for CPE between 2006 and 2010 were reviewed retrospectively. All of these patients were treated with vitrectomy and partial capsulectomy via anterior approach.RESULTS:Six of 9 patients were male. The average patients’ age was (60±8.1) years. The average period between cataract extraction and onset of signs and symptoms was (3.6±1.3) weeks. The average presenting visual acuity was 0.3±0.1 and the average final post operative visual acuity was 0.7±0.2. The mean follow-up period was (28.1±8.9) weeks. In all patients, the inflammation subsided after surgery.CONCLUSION:Our results suggest that anterior vitrectomy and partial capsulectomy via anterior approach may be considered as potentially useful and relatively less invasive technique to treat CPE.
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