Contents by Year, Volume and Issue

Table of Contents

General Information

Instructions for Authors

Message to Editor

Editorial Board

>Journals >MediSan >Year 2013, Issue 12

Duperet CD, Audivert HY, Quiala AL, Duperet CE, Sánchez BFA
Evaluation of endophtalmitis in the first clinical stage
MediSan 2013; 17 (12)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 9058-9063
PDF: 135.94 Kb.

[Full text - PDF]


An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in the Ophthalmology Department of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, from January to October 2013, with the purpose to characterize 23 eyes with endophtalmitis in the first clinical stage. It was demonstrated that the most frequent cause of the disease was cataract surgery associated with ocular and systemic diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes mellitus and hypertension, respectively. It was more frequent in females and in the age group of 60 years and over. The highest percentage of eyes received antimicrobial therapy with vancomycin and ceftazidime intravitreally and topically. Favorable outcome was obtained in 65.2% of eyes.

Key words: endophtalmitis, antimicrobial therapy, progress, secondary health care.


  1. Kanski JJ. Oftalmología clínica. 7 ed. España: Elsevier; 2012.

  2. Eguía Martínez F, Rió Torres M, Capote Cabrera A, Ríos Caso R, Hernández Silva JR, Gómez Cabrera CG, et al. Manual de diagnóstico y tratamiento en oftalmología. La Habana: ECIMED; 2009. p. 491-501.

  3. Bohórquez Rodríguez P, García Sánchez J, Donate J, García Feijoó J, Benítez del Castillo JM, Gómez R, et al. Endoftalmitis postoperatoria [citado 9 Oct 2013]. Disponible en: http://www.oftalmo.com/studium/studium2000/stud00- 2/00b13.htm

  4. Guido Jiménez MA, Ruíz Galindo E. Endoftalmitis endógena por Candida Albincans; presentación de un caso. Rev Med Hosp Méx. 2011 [citado 9 Oct 2013];74(3). Disponible en: http://www.artemisaenlinea.org.mx/acervo/pdf/revista_medica_hospital_general_ mexico/6Endoftalmitisendogena.pdf

  5. Sociedad Española de retina y vítreo. Guías de práctica clínica de la SERV. Endoftalmitis infecciosa. España: Sociedad Española de retina y vítreo; 2011. [citado 9 Oc 2013]. Disponible en: https://www.serv.es/pdf/Guia_SERV_07.pdf

  6. Foster RE, Rubsamen PE, Joondeph BC, Flynn HW Jr, Smiddy WS. Concurrent endophthalmitis and retinal detachment. Ophthalmology. 1994;101(3):490–8.

  7. Meltzer DW. Sterile hypopyon following intraocular lens surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(1):100-4.

  8. Herrera Hernández N, Navarro Vivó J, Vázquez Negrín F, Torres García D, Ortega Ruiz B. Endoftalmitis. Complicación de la cirugía de glaucoma y catarata. Rev Méd Electr. 2006 [citado 9 Oct 2013];28(1). Disponible en: http://www.revmatanzas.sld.cu/revista%20medica/ano%202006/vol1%202006/te ma03.htm

  9. Diamond JG. Intraocular management of endophthalmitis. A systematic approach. Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(1):96–9.

  10. Hernández Da Mota SE. Uso de teicoplanina en endoftalmitis infecciosa. Reporte de un caso. Rev Mex Oftalmol. 2008;82(6):407-9.

>Journals >MediSan >Year 2013, Issue 12

· Journal Index 
· Links 

Copyright 2019