Author’s reply: Re: Intracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postoperative endophthalmitis: an experience from Hong Kong

Author’s reply: Re: Intracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postoperative endophthalmitis:... Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1683–1684 DOI 10.1007/s00417-017-3688-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR (BY INVITATION) Author’s reply: Re: Intracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postoperative endophthalmitis: an experience from Hong Kong 1 2,3,4 1,2,3,4 Alex Lap-Ki Ng & Patrick Siu-Hung Li & Kenneth Kai-Wang Li Received: 15 April 2017 /Accepted: 24 April 2017 /Published online: 3 May 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Dear Editor, culture-negative case had relatively better visual outcomes. We thank Lim and Tan for their valuable comments on our On the other hand, among our four worse cases with no light article BIntracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postop- perception, three were caused by Streptococcus species and erative endophthalmitis: an experience from Hong Kong^ [1]. one by Staphylococcus aureus. This is consistent with a re- cently published large series of acute-onset endophthalmitis We agree with them that currently, the optimal choice of antibiotic remains the subject of discussion and debate. Apart after clear corneal cataract surgery, where Yannuzzi et al. re- from cefuroxime, other options such as intracameral ported that visual acuity outcomes were most favorable with moxifloxacin have also been proven to reduce the endophthal- coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (with 51% achieving 20/ mitis rate [2–4]. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Springer Journals

Author’s reply: Re: Intracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postoperative endophthalmitis: an experience from Hong Kong

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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Medicine & Public Health; Ophthalmology
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0721-832X
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1435-702X
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10.1007/s00417-017-3688-8
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Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1683–1684 DOI 10.1007/s00417-017-3688-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR (BY INVITATION) Author’s reply: Re: Intracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postoperative endophthalmitis: an experience from Hong Kong 1 2,3,4 1,2,3,4 Alex Lap-Ki Ng & Patrick Siu-Hung Li & Kenneth Kai-Wang Li Received: 15 April 2017 /Accepted: 24 April 2017 /Published online: 3 May 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Dear Editor, culture-negative case had relatively better visual outcomes. We thank Lim and Tan for their valuable comments on our On the other hand, among our four worse cases with no light article BIntracameral cefuroxime in the prevention of postop- perception, three were caused by Streptococcus species and erative endophthalmitis: an experience from Hong Kong^ [1]. one by Staphylococcus aureus. This is consistent with a re- cently published large series of acute-onset endophthalmitis We agree with them that currently, the optimal choice of antibiotic remains the subject of discussion and debate. Apart after clear corneal cataract surgery, where Yannuzzi et al. re- from cefuroxime, other options such as intracameral ported that visual acuity outcomes were most favorable with moxifloxacin have also been proven to reduce the endophthal- coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (with 51% achieving 20/ mitis rate [2–4]. The

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Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental OphthalmologySpringer Journals

Published: May 3, 2017

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