Table 1

Description of cases of endophthalmitis since 1996

Group 1

1996-2002


1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Total


Cases*

8

9

9

11

12

13

14

76


Percentage

0.637%

0.613%

0.629%

0.664%

0.634%

0.687%

0.692%

0.649%


Number of operations**

1256

1467

1430

1656

1892

1972

2023

11696


Group 2 2003-2009


Cases*

1

1

1

0

2

1

1

7


Percentage

0.058%

0.052%

0.055%

0.000%

0.101%

0.050%

0.049%

0.052%


Number of operations**

1707

1911

1812

1874

1967

1997

2037

13305


Cases* = number of cases of endophthalmitis (proven + unproven) occurring each year

Patients** = Number of cataract interventions carried out each year

Romero-Aroca et al. BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2415-12-2

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