Exogenous Endophthalmitis in Diabetic Patients

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dc.contributor.author El-Mollayess, Georges M.
dc.contributor.author Saadeh, Joanna S.
dc.contributor.author Salti, Haytham I.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T13:41:27Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T13:41:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-10-31
dc.identifier.issn 2090-5688 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14182
dc.description.abstract Diabetes mellitus is a systemic disease that increases the risk of infections. Exogenous endophthalmitis is an inflammatory disease to which diabetic patients are more predisposed to than nondiabetic patients undergoing any intraocular intervention. This might be because of the change in the immune and inflammatory factors that intervene in wound healing and in the bacterial flora of the ocular adnexa. We conducted a literature review to assess the risk of exogenous endophthalmitis in diabetic patients undergoing cataract extraction, pars plana vitrectomy, and intravitreal injections and to check whether its treatment differ from in non-diabetics. We found that diabetic patients are more predisposed to virulent organisms and that the incidence of ophthalmic symptoms was not substantially different in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients. Regarding treatment, all patients with light perception should receive pars plana vitrectomy, while those with hand motion and better vision should be given an intravitreal antibiotics injection. Some authors recommend vitrectomy to diabetic patients with even counting figure vision en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Exogenous Endophthalmitis in Diabetic Patients en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Systemic Review en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201805227 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal ISRN Ophthalmology en_US
dc.journal.volume 2012 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-7 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/456209 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Mollayess, G. M., Saadeh, J. S., & Salti, H. I. Exogenous Endophthalmitis in Diabetic Patients: A Systemic Review. ISRN Ophthalmology, 2012. en_US
dc.author.email georges.elmollayess@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/456209 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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