[Value of corticoids in the treatment of postoperative endophthalmitis]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 1993;16(8-9):446-52.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Postoperative endophthalmitis, which has a dreadful reputation, needs early and aggressive treatment. Apart local and systemic antibiotic therapy, the place of corticosteroid treatment is still discussed. The authors retrospectively compared three groups of patients treated with appropriate antibiotics but with different corticosteroid. Group I received high dose corticosteroids early regimen, group II received delayed corticosteroids treatment and group III did not receive corticosteroids. Visual recovery as well as vitreous transparency better in group I.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Endophthalmitis / drug therapy*
  • Endophthalmitis / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / drug therapy*
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Prednisolone / administration & dosage
  • Prednisone / administration & dosage
  • Prednisone / analogs & derivatives
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • meprednisone
  • Prednisolone
  • Prednisone