The Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study recommends intravitreal antibiotics if the visual acuity is greater than hand motion and PPV if visual acuity is equal to light perception . In practice, most colleagues tend to perform a vitrectomy at earlier stages with a better visual acuity. In every tertiary vitreoretinal centre, clear treatment guidelines should be established; all necessary antibiotics and an examination of the microbiological specimens should be available at all times.
KeywordsAnterior Chamber Vitreous Cavity Posterior Vitreous Detachment Retinal Break Good Visual Acuity
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