Table 3

Results of PCR for detection of P acnes genome in 17 smear and culture negative but eubacterial genome positive specimens

Type of endophthalmitis (n=17)PCR positive (n=9)PCR negative (n=8)
AHVFAHVF
Postoperative (n=12)4323
Post-traumatic (n=422
Endogenous (n=1)1
  • AH=aqueous humour; VF=vitreous fluid.