• Two cases of late endophthalmitis after trabeculectomy surgery are described. Despite intensive antibiotic therapy, the visual end result in both cases was poor. The incidence of endophthalmitis after trabeculectomy, according to this report is similar to that after Scheie's procedure, but less than that after trephination. A possible cause of endophthalmitis is the anterior dissection of the superficial scleral flap into the cornea.
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