March 9, 2018 Conference
Endophthalmitis is bacterial or fungal infection within the eye, including involvement of the vitreous and/or aqueous humors. Endophthalmitis may develop via exogenous or endogenous (hematogenous) routes, with different microbiology depending on the mechanism of infection. Post-operative endophthalmitis can occur following various ocular procedures, most commonly cataract surgery. This talk will highlight new literature on postoperative endophthalmitis, which focuses on updating understanding of the microbiology, approaches to prevention including intracameral and systemic antibiotics and intraoperative iodine irrigation, and treatment, particularly in regard to the rising concern about hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) following intraocular vancomycin injections.