Articles: PDF OnlyChronic pseudophakic endophthalmitis versus saccular endophthalmitisAbreu, José Augusto MD, PhDa,d; Cordovés, Luis MDa; Mesa, Carmen Gloria MD, PhDa; Méndez, Rafael MD, PhDb; Dorta, Ana MDc; De la Rosa, Manuel G. MD, PhDaAuthor Information aDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of La Laguna, School of Medicine, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain bDepartment of Pathology, University of La Laguna, School of Medicine, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain cDepartment of Microbiology, University of La Laguna, School of Medicine, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain dReprint requests to José A. Abreu, MD, Ophthalmology Section, University Hospital of the Canary Islands, 38320 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Presented at the XIIIth annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 1995. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: September 1997 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 - p 1122-1125 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(97)80092-2 Free Metrics Abstract A retrospective survey of 1456 cataract operations done at one hospital from 1991 to 1994 found three cases of chronic pseudophakic endophthalmitis. In two of these cases and one referred from another center, microbiological studies from aqueous humor, capsular bag, and vitreous humor were performed using an identical technique. The histopathology in the three cases showed the presence of microorganisms in the capsular wall, although the cultures were only positive in one case (for corynebacterium species). © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.