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15.07.2016 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2017

International Ophthalmology 3/2017

Isolates and antibiotic susceptibilities of endophthalmitis in postcataract surgery: a 12-year review of culture-proven cases

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International Ophthalmology > Ausgabe 3/2017
Autoren:
Yu Ti Teng, Mei Ching Teng, Hsi Kung Kuo, Po Chiung Fang, Pei Chang Wu, Chih Hsin Chen, Ming Tse Kuo, I. Hui Yang, Yung Jen Chen

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the spectrum of organisms causing endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in a tertiary medical center in Taiwan and the antibiotic susceptibilities. This was a retrospective case series study. Patients with endophthalmitis after cataract surgery from January 2004 to July 2015 were reviewed. The outcome measures included the identification of isolates, antibiotic susceptibilities, and final visual outcomes. Twenty-one organisms were isolated from 19 cases. The most common organisms were Enterococcus in 38.1 %, especially Enterococcus faecalis, followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis in 28.6 % and Staphylococcus aureus in 9.5 %. All of the Gram-positive isolates tested were susceptible to vancomycin (100 %), and ceftazidime and amikacin were susceptible for Gram-negative organisms. The Gram-positive organisms remain to be the predominant cause of postoperative endophthalmitis, and Enterococcus species has had an increasing incidence. Vancomycin is still the most powerful antibiotic for Gram-positive organisms, while ceftazidime and amikacin are effective for Gram-negative bacteria.

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