Epidemiology of Postoperative Endophthalmitis (POE) in a Specialized Eye Hospital
Ahmad Mohammad Alshihry*
Specialist Epidemiologist, Head of Epidemiology and Infection Control Department, Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital (DESH), Saudi Arabia
- Corresponding Author:
- Ahmad Mohammad Alshihry
Head of Epidemiology and Infection Control Department
Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital (DESH), Saudi Arabia
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Received Date: September 19, 2013; Accepted Date: January 25, 2014; Published Date: January 27, 2014
Citation: Alshihry AM (2014) Epidemiology of Postoperative Endophthalmitis (POE) in a Specialized Eye Hospital. Epidemiol 4:145. doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000145
Copyright: © 2014 Alshihry AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Endophthalmitis is a rare but devastating complication of ocular surgery. The objectives of this 7 years prospective study on health care associated infection surveillance data are to determine the incidence rate of Postoperative Endophthalmitis (POE) following ocular surgery, to describe the characteristics of the patients and to report the isolated etiologic organisms. The overall incidence rate is 0.18% and varied between different ocular surgeries from 0.101% to 0.275%. The most commonly isolated organism is streptococcus Spp. Most of the patients have concurrent morbidity.