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Endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous floaters

Authors Henry CR, Schwartz SG, Flynn Jr HW

Received 16 May 2014

Accepted for publication 12 June 2014

Published 28 August 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 1649—1653


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Christopher R Henry, Stephen G Schwartz, Harry W Flynn Jr

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Abstract: A case of Staphylococcus caprae endophthalmitis in a young patient following pars plana vitrectomy for symptomatic vitreous floaters is reported here. Recent literature suggests that there is an increasing trend of performing pars plana vitrectomy for symptomatic floaters. Although rare, the potential risk of endophthalmitis should be explicitly discussed with patients considering surgical intervention for vitreous floaters.

Keywords: endophthalmitis, pars plana vitrectomy, vitreous floaters, floaterectomy, posterior vitreous detachment

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