Online Articles: Case Report/Small Case SeriesManagement Patterns and Visual Outcomes of Endophthalmitis After Glaucoma Drainage Device Placement: A Case SeriesRobbins, Cason B. BS*; Feng, Henry L. MD†; Fekrat, Sharon MD, FACS†Author Information *Duke University School of Medicine †Duke Eye Center, Duke University, Durham, NC Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS, Duke Eye Center, Duke University, Hudson Building, 4th Floor, 2351 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705-4699 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Glaucoma: January 2021 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p e5-e7 doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001679 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Purpose: To describe clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of eyes with endophthalmitis related to glaucoma drainage device (GDD) placement. Patients and Methods: Retrospective chart review of patients diagnosed with GDD-related endophthalmitis at Duke Eye Center from 2009 to 2018. Results: Six eyes of 6 patients had endophthalmitis related to a GDD (2 Ahmed, 4 Baerveldt). The mean time from surgery to presentation was 22.7 months. Five of 6 cases (83%) had culture-proven infectious endophthalmitis. Eyes undergoing GDD explantation (n=2) had better visual acuity at 6 months compared with those without hardware removal (20/11,314 vs. 20/358). Visual acuity at 6 months was hand motion (20/8000) or worse in 3 of 6 cases (50%). Conclusions: GDD-related endophthalmitis often leads to poor visual outcomes. Hardware removal may lead to improved visual outcomes; a multicenter prospective study assessing the benefit of hardware removal may be warranted. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.