Endophthalmitis after trabeculectomy

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978 Jun;96(6):1017-8. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050541009.


Two cases of late endophthalmitis after trabeculectomy surgery are described. Despite intensive antibiotic therapy, the visual end result in both cases was poor. The incidence of endophthalmitis after trabeculectomy, according to this report is similar to that after Scheie's procedure, but less than that after trephination. A possible cause of endophthalmitis is the anterior dissection of the superficial scleral flap into the cornea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cataract / etiology
  • Corneal Diseases / complications
  • Endophthalmitis / complications
  • Endophthalmitis / drug therapy
  • Endophthalmitis / etiology*
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Sclera / surgery
  • Trabecular Meshwork / surgery*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents