Table 4

Final visual acuity in patients with endophthalmitis.

Group 1

(1996-2002)


Culture

No light perception

Light perception

to < 0.1

0.1 to 0.4

> 0.4


Gram positive

5 (Strp. Pneumoniae, Bacillus spp.)

18*

19**

6***


Gram negative

1 (Serratia marcensens)

1(E. Colli)


Negative culture

4

10

12


Group 2

(2003-2009)


Culture

No light perception

Light perception to < 0.1

0.1 to 0.4

> 0.4


Gram positive

1 (Corynebacterium)


Gram negative

2(Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomona aeroginosa)

2 (Proteus mirabilis)


Negative culture

1

1


18* = 14 cases of Staph. Epidermidis and 4 cases of Staph. Aureus

24** = 18 cases of Staph. Epidermidis and 1 case of Staph. Aureus

6*** = One case of Strp. Viridans, and four cases of Staph. Epidermidis

NA = No patients with negative culture endophthalmitis in Group 1, and no patients in Group 2 with Gram-positive bacteria endophthalmitis.

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

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