Adverse Incident Endophthalmitis
Post operative infectious endophthalmitis
This is a complication which can occur following any intraocular surgery. Although uncommon, once occurred, it may lead to the loss of vision and possible loss of the eye itself. It is a devastating complication both to the patient, the care provider and the health system as the treatment is costly the outcome after treatment can be uncertain. Therefore prevention of disease and surveillance of an outbreak is important. Data in CSR shows a decreasing percentage of endophthalmitis occurrences following cataract surgery among patients in the Ministry of Health (MOH) over the years. This is possibly due to the use of prophylactic antibiotics and the general improvement in technique and care in cataract surgery. However, it is imperative to monitor this complication closely due to the increasing number of cataract surgeries performed in MOH facilities, the existence of the mobile and the satellite cataract services and also the expansion in the outreach activities throughout the countries. Monitoring is also essential to prevent outbreak.
Data collected include demography, possible risk factors, mode of treatment and the outcome following treatment.
- To detect outbreak and therefore exercise the necessary measure to control disease spread.
- To identify its risk factors or any common risk factors among cases.
- To study the patients' characteristics in developing post-operative infectious endophthalmitis.
- To study the patient's outcome following treatment.
All patients who have undergone intraocular surgery and suspected to have infectious post operative endophthalmitis by any eye care providers should be notified to MOH through this online notification. One month after notification, an email reminder will be sent to the reporting person to submit the outcome of the treatment.