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In a retrospective study of 82 cases of endophthalmitis treated between 1976 and 1982 at Barnes Hospital-Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 51 (62%) cases were culture-proven. Forty-nine (60%) were associated with cataract extraction, 16 cases (20%) were associated with trauma, and 17 cases (20%) were associated with other events. Sixty-four(More)
Substance abuse and dependence (alcohol and drugs) are behavioral disorders and treatable medical diseases. There is growing concern in the medical community for physicians impaired by these diseases. The Missouri Physicians Health Program has been established to help impaired physicians return to healthy personal and professional lives. This confidential(More)
PURPOSE To study the possible association between clear corneal incision with or without placement of a suture during cataract extraction and postoperative endophthalmitis. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative, case-controlled study. METHODS Thirty-eight patients treated for culture-positive, acute post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis, and 371 randomly(More)
Missouri Physicians Health Program (MPHP) was established to help impaired physicians return to healthy personal and professional lives. One percent of Missouri physicians will suffer some sort of impairment; ie: substance abuse, or dependency of drugs or alcohol within a year. This is a confidential voluntary program. This program of early referral,(More)
PURPOSE We report two cases in which retained nuclear fragments in the anterior chamber after phacoemulsification and posterior chamber lens implant resulted in intraocular complications. METHODS Case reports. RESULTS In two eyes of two patients, retained nuclear fragments resulted in minimal anterior chamber reaction but substantial corneal edema and(More)