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December 1972

Experimental Bacterial Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(6):647-649. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030649016

Experimental bacterial endophthalmitis in the rabbit was easily produced. Reisolation of bacteria by anterior chamber paracentesis correlated with clinical infection in the rabbit. Therefore, we recommend diagnostic anterior chamber paracentesis in human cases of suspect bacterial endophthalmitis.