Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in the Setting of Endophthalmitis: Risk Factors and Visual Outcomes.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk factors for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and visual acuity (VA) in eyes with RRD after developing endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective comparative study of 133 eyes with endophthalmitis at a tertiary center between 2009 and 2018. Demographics, exam findings, interventions, and outcomes were assessed. Cases of RRD within 6 months after onset of endophthalmitis were further analyzed. RESULTS: Seventeen eyes (12.7%) with endophthalmitis developed RRD. Endogenous etiology was associated with higher rate of RRD (P = .038). Eyes that developed RRD had worse VA (20/3271) at 6 months (20/236; P = .001). Excluding the six eyes with macula-off RRD, VA for the remaining 11 eyes that developed RRD (20/1213) was similar to those without RRD (20/236; P = .095). CONCLUSIONS: Endogenous etiology of endophthalmitis was associated with a higher rate of RRD. Eyes with successful RRD repair had outcomes similar to eyes that did not develop RRD. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2021;52:257-262.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, T; Robbins, CB; Feng, HL; Fekrat, S

Published Date

  • May 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 257 - 262

PubMed ID

  • 34044714

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-8179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/23258160-20210429-03


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States