Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery: An Update on Recent Advances

Travis J. Peck; Samir N. Patel; Allen C. Ho


Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2021;32(1):62-68. 

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Despite the advancements in cataract surgery over the past few decades that have enabled it to be highly safe and effective, endophthalmitis remains a devastating complication. Sterile technique, preoperative iodine, and intracameral moxifloxacin have all been shown to decrease postoperative infection rates. Current practices have evolved from the original EVS recommendations, which are still the only level 1 data for postcataract endophthalmitis. Currently, early diagnosis of infectious endophthalmitis, and immediate referral to a retina specialist for intravitreal antibiotics and potential vitrectomy remain the mainstays of treatment.