Endophthalmitis: 5 Years Experience in a Tertiary Eye Care Center Mohammed V Military Medical Training Hospital

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Rachid Zerrouk
Yassine Malek
Adil Elkhoyaali
Yassine Mouzari
Karim Reda
Abdelbarre Oubaaz


Aims: To describe endophthalmitis profile in a tertiary eye care center.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: The ophthalmology department of The Mohammed V Military Medical Training Hospital in Rabat, and covering all patients hospitalized for endogenous and exogenous endophthalmitis between January the 1st 2014, and 31 of December 2018.

Methodology: We included 41 eyes from 41 patients with endophthalmitis.

Results: On a total of 41 eyes, mean age was 53,8 years, with a sex ratio of 1,7. Mean time from onset of symptoms to presentation was 8 +/- 4 days (3 to 32) for postoperative endophthalmitis, and 13 +/- 9 days (2 – 30) for other causes. 98% of patients presented decreased vision, and 88% showed ocular pain. 94% of patients had a visual acuity less than hand motion. Gram positive bacteria were isolated in 76% of the patients.

Conclusion: Our epidemiological, clinical and microbial findings are similar to some occidental and other oriental series.

Endophthalmitis, endogenous, exogenous, risk factors, microbial profile

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Zerrouk, R., Malek, Y., Elkhoyaali, A., Mouzari, Y., Reda, K., & Oubaaz, A. (2019). Endophthalmitis: 5 Years Experience in a Tertiary Eye Care Center Mohammed V Military Medical Training Hospital. Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal, 10(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/or/2019/v10i430115
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