Bacterial endophthalmitis in the age of outpatient intravitreal therapies and cataract surgeries: Host–microbe interactions in intraocular infection
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CitationSadaka, Ama, Marlene L. Durand, and Michael S. Gilmore. 2012. Bacterial Endophthalmitis in the Age of Outpatient Intravitreal Therapies and Cataract Surgeries: Host–microbe Interactions in Intraocular Infection. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 31: 316–331. doi:10.1016/j.preteyeres.2012.03.004.
AbstractBacterial endophthalmitis is a sight threatening infection of the interior structures of the eye. Incidence in the US has increased in recent years, which appears to be related to procedures being performed on an aging population. The advent of outpatient intravitreal therapy for management of age-related macular degeneration raises yet additional risks. Compounding the problem is the continuing progression of antibiotic resistance. Visual prognosis for endophthalmitis depends on the virulence of the causative organism, the severity of intraocular inflammation, and the timeliness of effective therapy. We review the current understanding of the pathogenesis of bacterial endophthalmitis, highlighting opportunities for the development of improved therapeutics and preventive strategies.
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