Purpose: To review the outcomes of 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy in patients with postoperative endophthalmitis.
Methods: Non-randomized, interventional case series of patients with postoperative endophthalmitis over a 1-year period.
Results: 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy was performed on 6 patients with a mean age of 67.7 years without intraoperative or postoperative complications. There were no cases of postoperative hypotony or wound leak. The mean change in IOP was -4.2 mmHg compared to the preoperative IOP (P=0.239). Final VA improved significantly compared to preoperative VA (P=0.062), with VA of at least 20/40 in 5 of 6 patients (83.3%).
Conclusions: 23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy is a useful technique for treating postoperative endophthalmitis.