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Report examines rates of endophthalmitis following cataract surgery in China
Report examines rates of endophthalmitis following cataract surgery in China (August 7, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From China - A new report published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology examines rates of endophthalmitis following cataract surgery in China. Researchers reviewed the medical records of all cases of acute-onset endophthalmitis following cataract surgery at eight eye centres in China. The study period started in January 2006 and ended in December 2011. Results showed that 66 cases of endophthalmitis occurred after over 200,000 cataract surgeries--an incidence of .033%. The main risk factor for developing the condition was intraoperative communication with vitreous
 
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