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Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy.

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Carlson, AN; Koch, DD
Published in: Ophthalmic Surg
March 1988

We report the development of Propionibacterium acnes endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. The patient previously underwent uncomplicated extracapsular cataract extraction with intraocular lens insertion and was free of inflammation prior to laser capsulotomy. Diagnostic vitrectomy and aqueous tap were performed, and P. acnes was isolated from the aqueous in thiol broth media after nine days of incubation under anaerobic conditions. The patient was managed with topical and systemic antibiotics and steroids. Complete resolution of inflammation with return of vision to 20/25 was achieved without removal of the intraocular lens or lenticular remnants.

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Published In

Ophthalmic Surg

ISSN

0022-023X

Publication Date

March 1988

Volume

19

Issue

3

Start / End Page

168 / 170

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisolone
  • Laser Therapy
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Humans
  • Gentamicins
  • Female
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Cefazolin
 

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Carlson, A. N., & Koch, D. D. (1988). Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Ophthalmic Surg, 19(3), 168–170.
Carlson, A. N., and D. D. Koch. “Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy.Ophthalmic Surg 19, no. 3 (March 1988): 168–70.
Carlson AN, Koch DD. Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Ophthalmic Surg. 1988 Mar;19(3):168–70.
Carlson, A. N., and D. D. Koch. “Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy.Ophthalmic Surg, vol. 19, no. 3, Mar. 1988, pp. 168–70.
Carlson AN, Koch DD. Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Ophthalmic Surg. 1988 Mar;19(3):168–170.

Published In

Ophthalmic Surg

ISSN

0022-023X

Publication Date

March 1988

Volume

19

Issue

3

Start / End Page

168 / 170

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisolone
  • Laser Therapy
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Humans
  • Gentamicins
  • Female
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Cefazolin