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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

Post-traumatic endophtalmitis

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  • Eva Vlkova - Brno/Czech Republic
  • H. Doskova - Brno/Czech Republic
  • R. Girgle - Brno/Czech Republic

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. DocISOTRG2008P08

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Published: June 18, 2008

© 2008 Vlkova et al.
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Aim: One of the most serious complication of the open globe injuries is the development of the post-traumatic endophthalmitis. The aim of this report is to evaluate the results of post-traumatic endophthalmitis after penetrating open globe injuries with metallic intraocular foreign bodies (IOFB´s)

Material and methods: There are presented the results of penetrating injures with metallic IOFB´s in 50 eyes. The occurence of post-traumatic endophthalmitis were in 5 cases (10%). The radical surgical treatment including suture of entering wound, lens extraction, extraction of IOFB by pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade in all cases with post-traumatic endophthalmitis was performed.

Results: Authors presented the anatomical and functional results of 5 cases with post-traumatic endophthalmitis with postsurgical complications.

Conclusion: Anatomical and funcional result of open globe injuries by metallic IOFB complicated by post-traumatic endophthalmitis depends on early and exact diagnosis, type of infection and adequate surgical repair.