Endophthalmitis

Barbara Cole (Editor)

Series: Eye and Vision Research Developments
BISAC: MED022090

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Endophthalmitis refers to the inflammation of the intraocular tissues and fluids of the eye and can be non-infectious or caused by bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection. It can be classified as exogenous (post-operative, post-traumatic or as a complication of a corneal ulcer) or endogenous (secondary to hematogenous spread from another infected site).

This book discusses the clinical manifestations, relevance of diagnosis, and involved species of fungal endophthalmitis. It also examines anti-vascular endothelial growth factor medications; prevention and treatment of postoperative endophthalmitis; and a pharmacokinetic review of antibiotics used in the treatment of endophthalmitis.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1
Fungal Endophthalmitis: Clinical Manifestations, Relevance of Diagnosis and Involved Species
(Rejane Pereira Neves, Ana Maria Rabelo de Carvalho Parahym, Carolina Maria da Silva, Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macedo, Reginaldo Gonçalves de Lima Neto, Department of Mycology, Center of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Cidade Universitária, Recife, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2
Endophthalmitis after Intravitreal Injections of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Medications
(Luis J. Haddock, Justin Yamanuha, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA)

Chapter 3
Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Prevention and Treatment
(Leopoldo Spadea, Emanuele Tonti, Federico Anselmucci, Department of Biotechnology and Medical-Surgical Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Latina, Italy)

Chapter 4
An Evidence-Based Approach for the Treatment of Postoperative Endophthalmitis
(Tiago Bravo Ferreira, André Marques, Filomena Ribeiro, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5
A Pharmacokinetic Review of Antibiotics used in the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Endophthalmitis
(Barry Quill, Conor Murphy, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, and others)

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