Drs Sternberg and Martin are to be commended for their recent editorial
regarding endophthalmitis therapy.1 I agree
with them that poor outcomes result from virulent bacteria and that aggressive
therapy (including immediate vitrectomy and intravenous [IV] antibiotics)
is indicated for posttraumatic and bleb-associated endophthalmitis. However,
I would extend their recommendations to all patients with virulent infections,
regardless of endophthalmitis category.
Durand ML. The Post–Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study Era. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(2):233-234. doi: