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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147-150

To study the incidence of endophthalmitis after manual small incision cataract surgery in a tertiary eye care center


Department of Vitreo-Retina, Sankara Eye Centre, Sathy Road, Sivanandapuram, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

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Prabhushanker Mahalingam
Sankara Eye Centre, Sathy Road, Sivanandapuram, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.116844

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Purpose: We studied the incidence and outcome of endophthalmitis after manual small incision cataract surgery in a high volume tertiary eye care center. Materials and Method: It was a retrospective study and the data were retrieved from the hospital records of the patients who underwent manual small incision cataract surgery in a tertiary eye care center from April 2010 to October 2012. The preoperative visual acuity, cataract grading, preoperative risk factors, surgical complications, postoperative visual acuity, time interval between surgery and endopthalmitis, microbiological profile, treatment given, and final visual acuity were recorded. Results: A total of 64,926 patients were operated between April 2010 and October 2012. All the patients were followed up at Day 1, Day 7, and 6 weeks postoperatively. Of these, 31 cases were diagnosed as endophthalmitis and were treated accordingly. Conclusion: The incidence of endophthamitis in this study is 0.048%, which is comparable to all modern studies.


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