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July 1992

Infectious Endophthalmitis Following Sutureless Cataract Surgery-Reply

Author Affiliations

Oklahoma City, Okla
Tampa, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(7):914-915. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080190019009
Abstract

In Reply.  —These letters raise several important points and we appreciate the authors' comments. During the past 10 years, we have treated three patients with infections associated with sutureless cataract surgery, and this increase prompted us to report our findings. As mentioned in the original article, the incidence of infectious endophthalmitis following sutureless surgery vs sutured incisions is unknown. Have other postoperative complications associated with sutureless surgery increased? To date, no reports are available regarding these data. Drs Williams, Gills, Grabow, Martin, Ernest, and McFarland suggested an infectious endophthalmitis incidence of 0.015% (one of 6795) following sutureless cataract surgery. We are encouraged that these authors are reviewing their series of 27181 patients to report both positive results in terms of rapid visual rehabilitation and reduced astigmatism in addition to complications, including filtering blebs, significant hyphemas, iris prolapse, flat chambers, and infectious endophthalmitis, as suggested by Dr Colloton.Whenever a new

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