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Endophthalmitis following intravitreal injection versus endophthalmitis following cataract surgery
  1. Khawaja Khalid Shoaib,
  2. Stephen Hing
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Khawaja Khalid Shoaib, Department of Ophthalmology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Hawkesbury Road, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia; kkshoaib{at}

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Simunovic et al have published an interesting article regarding endophthalmitis following intravitreal injections (IVI) and following cataract surgery.1 Its clinical relevance will increase in the future as cataract surgery is the most common eye operation and IVI are gaining popularity. However, there are a few observations regarding their two conclusions that endophthalmitis following IVI is (i) associated with an increased incidence of Streptococcus spp. infection and (ii) …

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  • Contributors KKS and SH contributed equally to the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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