Comparative treatment of experimental Staphylococcus epidermidis endophthalmitis.


We created experimental Staphylococcus epidermidis endophthalmitis of moderate severity in the aphakic rabbit eye by injecting 100,000 organisms of a standardized laboratory strain (ATCC 155) into the mid-vitreous cavity. This model of endophthalmitis self-sterilizes in about 4 days, but inflammatory signs continue to increase 5 to 7 days after the initial… (More)


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