alexa

GET THE APP

Epidemiology of Postoperative Endophthalmitis (POE) in a Specialized Eye Hospital | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2161-1165

Epidemiology: Open Access
Open Access

Like us on:

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

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
Specialist Epidemiologist
Head of Epidemiology and Infection Control Department
Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital (DESH), Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 13 8911828
E-mail: [email protected]

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.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Top