Immune response to Staphylococcus epidermidis-induced endophthalmitis in a rabbit model.

@article{Pleyer1992ImmuneRT,
  title={Immune response to Staphylococcus epidermidis-induced endophthalmitis in a rabbit model.},
  author={Uwe Pleyer and Bartly J Mondino and Steven Adamu and H Pitchekian-Halabi and Robert E Engstrom and Ben J. Glasgow},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={2650-63}
}
Although Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most common cause of postoperative pseudophakic endophthalmitis, little is known about the immune response to S. epidermidis-induced endophthalmitis. Using a rabbit model, the immune response to an intravitreal injection of 7000 S. epidermidis (group 1) or 30,000 S. epidermidis (group 2) organisms was investigated. Clinical evaluations showed that rabbits in group 2 had a more severe inflammatory reaction in the conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and vitreous… CONTINUE READING