Retained intraocular foreign bodies and endophthalmitis.

@article{Mieler1990RetainedIF,
  title={Retained intraocular foreign bodies and endophthalmitis.},
  author={William Francis Mieler and Mei Ling K Ellis and David F Williams and Dennis P. Han},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1990},
  volume={97 11},
  pages={1532-8}
}
Retained intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) are associated with endophthalmitis in approximately 7 to 13% of cases. The role of prompt surgical removal of the foreign body along with the use of intravitreal antibiotics in reducing this figure is uncertain. Retained IOFBs presenting to The Medical College of Wisconsin between July 1986 and June 1989 were… CONTINUE READING