Early and late endophthalmitis following trabeculectomy in a Chinese population

T. M. Kuang, Y. C. Lin, C. Jui-Ling Liu, Wen-Ming Hsu, Ching Kuang Chou

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PURPOSE. To investigate the rate of bleb-related endophthalmitis over 5 years in a Chinese population. METHODS. Retrospective chart review. RESULTS. Of 988 trabeculectomies performed over 5 years, one case (0.1%) developed early endophthalmitis caused by Morganella morganii, which was rarely reported in the literature. Six cases (0.6%) developed late-onset endophthalmitis. Mitomycin C significantly increased the risk of late-onset endophthalmitis (p=0.0002). CONCLUSIONS. Physicians should weigh the benefits against the risks of mitomycin C application in performing trabeculectomies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Bleb
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Mitomycin C
  • Morganella morganii
  • Trabeculectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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