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21st Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society and 8th Symposium of the International Society of Ocular Trauma (ISOT)

German Retina Society
International Society of Ocular Trauma

19.06. - 22.06.2008, Würzburg

Temporary keratoprosthesis and vitrectomy in traumatic endophthalmitis

Meeting Abstract

  • Sundaram Natarajan - Mumbai/India
  • A. Datta - Mumbai/India
  • A. Sivaraman - Mumbai/India
  • N. Labouri - Mumbai/India
  • S. Dabir - Mumbai/India
  • D. Kar - Mumbai/India
  • A. Mukherjee - Mumbai/India

Retinologische Gesellschaft. International Society of Ocular Trauma. 21. Jahrestagung der Retinologischen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit dem 8. Symposium der International Society of Ocular Trauma. Würzburg, 19.-22.06.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. DocISOTRG2008V076

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Published: June 18, 2008

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Purpose: Management of post traumatic endophthalmitis with corneal abscess.

Methods: Using temporary keratoprosthesis, vitrectomy with intra vitreal antibiotic injection was done followed by corneal transplantation.

Results: Six weeks follow up. Eye was quiet. Retina was attached. No anterior chamber flare and vitreous cells. Intraocular pressure was 16 mmHg. Best corrected visual acuity CF – 3.0 m.

Conclusion: Temporary keratoprosthesis allows better visualization of posterior segment in cases where the cornea is opaque and allows therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty in the same sitting.