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Endophthalmitis and phthisis bulbi: A complication of radial kera | 55030
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Endophthalmitis and phthisis bulbi: A complication of radial keratotomy


7th European Ophthalmology Congress

December 05-06, 2016 Madrid, Spain

Nawaf Almegbel

Saudi Arabia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Ophthalmol

Abstract :

Background: Radial keratotomy (RK) incisions carry the risk of being full thickness and have a high risk for producing serious infections in addition to its other complications. Case Report: A 45 year old lady presented with endophthalmitis two weeks after RK. A full thickness RK incision resulted in endophthalmitis that was efficiently treated with vitrectomy and injection of intravitreal antibiotics. Though the infection was controlled, the eye ended up in phthisis bulbi with NLP vision. Conclusion: RK carries the risk of serious ocular infections in addition to its other complications. Safer techniques such as laser refractive surgery should replace RK today.

Biography :

Email: almegbelna@ngha.med.sa

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