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Differential Diagnosis of Endophthalmitis

  • Harry W. FlynnJr.
  • Nidhi Relhan Batra
  • Stephen G. Schwartz
  • Andrzej Grzybowski
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Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

Endophthalmitis is a clinical diagnosis, confirmed with subsequent laboratory testing. Endophthalmitis must be distinguished from noninfectious inflammation as well as noninflammatory cellular infiltration, including hemorrhage and tumor cells. Endophthalmitis with negative intraocular cultures is relatively common, reported in the range of about 20% following intraocular surgery and up to 50% following intravitreal injection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry W. FlynnJr.
    • 1
  • Nidhi Relhan Batra
    • 1
  • Stephen G. Schwartz
    • 2
  • Andrzej Grzybowski
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyBascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyBascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineNaplesUSA
  3. 3.Chair of OphthalmologyUniversity of Warmia and MazuryOlsztynPoland
  4. 4.Institute for Research in OphthalmologyPoznanPoland

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