REMARKABLE VISUAL IMPROVEMENT FOLLOWING PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY FOR ACUTE POST-CATARACT SURGERY ENDOPHTHALMITIS: A CASE REPORT
1Otabor-Olubor O J
1Otabor-Olubor OJ, Consultant vitreoretinal surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin city, Nigeria
Situma P W
Situma PW, Consultant vitreoretinal surgeon, Sabatia Eye Hospital, Kenya
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Keywords

Endophthalmitis
Pars plana vitrectomy
‘Intravitreal antibiotics
Visual improvement

How to Cite

J1.-O., & W, S. (2019). REMARKABLE VISUAL IMPROVEMENT FOLLOWING PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY FOR ACUTE POST-CATARACT SURGERY ENDOPHTHALMITIS: A CASE REPORT. ANNALS OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PRACTICE, 4(1), 94-97. Retrieved from https://edonmajournal.com/index.php/AMSP/article/view/108
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Abstract

Aim: To present a case report of remarkable visual improvement in an eye that had 23-gauge transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy with intravitreal antibiotics injection following an acute post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis.
Case Report: A 53 year old woman presented to the Retina clinic of the Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a 17-day history of small incision cataract surgery and a 5-day history of visual loss, pain and redness. Visual acuity was light perception. Further clinical examination and B-scan ultrasonography showed features in keeping with post-operative endophthalmitis. She then had 23-gauge transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy with intravitreal antibiotics injection. Three weeks post-operative findings revealed a pin-hole visual acuity of 6/6 and marked reduction of inflammatory signs in the eye.
Conclusion: Pars plana vitrectomy is a viable option in the treatment of endophthalmitis. This surgical technique could improve the chances of visual improvement and globe preservation.

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