Infectious complications of modern cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation.


Book Review

Over one million intraocular lenses are implanted each year during cataract surgery in the United States alone. Despite an impressive overall success rate, infection remains an important postoperative complication. Virtually every microbial organism has the potential to be an intraocular pathogen, and this article addresses both generalized and localized forms of microbial endophthalmitis. Successful outcome requires prompt clinical recognition, appropriate laboratory evaluation, initiation of antimicrobial therapy, control of inflammatory sequelae, and when necessary, surgical intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carlson, AN; Tetz, MR; Apple, DJ

Published Date

  • June 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 339 - 355

PubMed ID

  • 2663986

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2663986

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-5520


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States