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Acute postoperative endophthalmitis | IDR


Cataract is globally considered as the most prevalent cause of visual impairment,1 and cataract surgery with an intraocular lens2 implantation has become a very commonly performed ophthalmic surgical procedure in the world.3 In China, the largest developing country with nearly 1.4 billion people, cataract surgical rate has increased to 2662 cases per one million per year by 2020 (statistics reported by the Ministry of Health of PR China ( Therefore, it is of much significance to avoid the occurrence of operation complications. Currently, with more mature surgical technique, complications of cataract surgery have been relatively rare. However, postoperative endophthalmitis (POE), which is caused by postoperative infection, remains a devastating complication with severe vision loss and extremely poor visual prognosis. According to previous studies,5,6 nearly half of POE patients achieved best corrected…

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