ISSN 0886-3067

Volume No 36 Issue No 3

Visual Outcome in Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Acute Postoperative Endophthalmitis after Cataract Surgery

Purpose: To determine the visual outcomes in patients undergoing pars plana-vitrectomy (PPV) for acute postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. Study Design: Quasi experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Al- Ibrahim Eye Hospital, Malir, Karachi for a period of 2 years. Material and Methods: Thirty-three patients were selected using non-probability convenient sampling technique. Patients with acute postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery diagnosed clinically and on B-scan, with visual acuity of only perception of light were included while patients with better visual acuity and any other types of endophthalmitis were excluded. PPV was performed in all cases and the patients were examined postoperatively on 1st day, 3rd day, 1, 2 and 3 weeks after surgery. During these follow ups, visual acuity was

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