The Management of Endophthalmitis

Endophthalmitis is not a microbiological but a clinical diagnosis. If the clinical picture is compatible with endophthalmitis, the condition should be interpreted and treated as such:

• A negative culture yield means not that an infectious organism is not present but that it could not be identified [12].

1 After an ECH

Table 2.17.1 The endophthalmitis incidence in different types of open globe injury in the USEIR database

Injury type (no. of cases)

Endophthalmitis incidence (%)

Rupture (2117) 1

Penetrating (4220)

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