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Title: A review of the role of intravitreal corticosteroids as an adjuvant to antibiotics in infectious endophthalmitis
Authors: Ho, Dawn Ching Wen
Agarwal, Aniruddha
Lee, Cecilia S.
Chhablani, Jay
Gupta, Vishali
Khatri, Manoj
Nirmal, Jayabalan
Pavesio, Carlos
Agrawal, Rupesh
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Ho, D. C. W., Agarwal, A., Lee, C. S., Chhablani, J., Gupta, V., Khatri, M., . . . Agrawal, R. (2018). A review of the role of Intravitreal corticosteroids as an adjuvant to antibiotics in infectious endophthalmitis. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 26(3), 461-468. doi:10.1080/09273948.2016.1245758
Journal: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Abstract: Infectious endophthalmitis is an important cause of vision loss worldwide. This entity most often occurs as a complication of intraocular surgery especially following cataract surgery or intravitreal injection. Endophthalmitis is regarded as a serious complication following ocular surgery and the final visual outcome is fundamentally contingent on timely recognition and intervention. Intravitreal and oral antibiotics in combination with pars plana vitrectomy or vitreous aspiration remain the mainstay in the management of endophthalmitis. However, significant inflammation may persist even after sterilization of the intraocular cavities with appropriate antibiotics resulting in failure of treatment. This forms the basis for the use of intravitreal corticosteroids as an adjuvant to antibiotics in the management of infectious endophthalmitis. In the index manuscript, we review the existing literature to determine the role of intravitreal corticosteroids as an adjuvant to antibiotics in treating infectious endophthalmitis, and discuss their beneficial effects and controversial concerns.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/138807
ISSN: 0927-3948
DOI: 10.1080/09273948.2016.1245758
Rights: © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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