Bacterial endophthalmitis associated with vitreous wick

R. L. Lindstrom, D. J. Doughman

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A culture proven case of bacterial endophthalmitis (alpha streptococci, not group D, and coagulase-negative staphylococci) occurred in association with a vitreous wick 26 days following uncomplicated intracapsular cataract extraction. Despite intensive antibiotic therapy, the eye was lost to infection. Immediate surgical repair of vitreous wicks which communicate with the external ocular surface is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1775-1778
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979


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