International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Ophthalmology | Cambodia | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 6.5 / 10

Prevalence of Endophthalmitis Postoperative Cataract Surgery at Takeo Eye Hospital, Cambodia

Sophal HENG [3] | Chheng Y HAM [3]

Abstract: Purpose: The study aims to find out the rate of endophthalmitis postoperative cataract surgery (EPCS) in 10 399 cases of cataract surgery at Takeo Eye Hospital from January 2007 to December 2012. Methods: The design of this study is cross-sectional study that find out the prevalence of endophthalmitis undergone cataract surgery at Takeo Eye Hospital. The secondary data records of patients who had undergone cataract surgery (10 399 data records) from January 2007 through December 2012 and developed postoperative endophthalmitis were drawn from a computerized database. Results: Among 10 399 eyes that received cataract surgery at Takeo Eye Hospital were from 24 different provinces and city in Cambodia. From this study we found the rate of EPCS was 0.54 %. Our results also revealed the prevalence of endophthalmitis was a bit higher in male patient?s group. Moreover, we also found that the rate of EPCS was dramatically augmented with intraoperative posterior capsular rupture which represented for 51-fold higher in group of patients who had this complication. The onset of EPCS was mostly happened between day 8 and day 14. Conclusion: The prevalence of EPCS in Cambodia was 0.54 % has slightly difference comparing to the rate of EPCS in some counties such as India, Thailand, South-Africa, Spain and Sweden, but there are also some countries that have a lower rate than our country. We believe that the good asepsis protocol, proper sterilization system and patient education of postoperative care really play a big role in preventing EPCS.

Keywords: endophthalmitis postoperative cataract surgery, cataract, endophthalmitis

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,

Pages: 20 - 24

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