How is chronic pseudophakic-related endophthalmitis diagnosed?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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In chronic pseudophakic-related endophthalmitis, culture of a vitreous biopsy sample may be positive for C acnes. If the artificial lens is removed, Gram stain and electron microscopy of the capsule may demonstrate gram-positive rods.


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