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Endophthalmitis associated with the Ahmed glaucoma valve implant
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    Dear Editor,

    Dr. Fernandez Rubio raised an interesting issue of "climatic factor" as a risk for delayed onset endophthalmitis after glaucoma surgery. He asked whether the onset of endophthamitis due to Hemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumonia took place around a particular part of the year in our study.[1] We did not look into the issue of climatic factor during our review. However, charts of those pati...

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    Risk factors for delayed onset endophthalmitis after glaucoma surgery

    Dear Editor,

    In “Endophthalmitis associated with the Ahmed glaucoma valve implant”[1], we can see the same predominant causative bacteria (Haemophilus and Streptococcus) that we have been seeing in other series of delayed onset endophthalmitis after glaucoma surgery since Mandelbaum et al. series.[2] This time [1], eight out of nine endophthalmitis had a delayed onset too, and two risk factors for endophthalmitis...

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