Further observations on the diagnosis cause, and treatment of endophthalmitis

Am J Ophthalmol. 1976 Jan;81(1):52-6. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(76)90190-2.


In our study of 54 suspected cases of endophthalmitis, vitreous aspiration was more sensitive in making a culture-proven diagnosis than anterior chamber paracentesis; Staphylococcus epidermidis was a more common cause of endophthalmitis than previously appreciated; and intraocular antibiotics in the recommended dosage are reasonably safe clinically and add a new dimension to the treatment of endophthalmitis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Chamber / microbiology
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Cephaloridine / therapeutic use
  • Endophthalmitis / drug therapy*
  • Endophthalmitis / microbiology
  • Gentamicins / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Propionibacterium acnes / isolation & purification
  • Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
  • Vitreous Body / microbiology


  • Gentamicins
  • Cephaloridine