Primary Outcome Measures:
- Positive intraocular infection [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Visual acuity [ Time Frame: 2 wk ]
Some patients admitted to the hospital have blood-borne infections. Occasionally, these blood infections can end up inside the eye and cause an infection inside the eye (called endogenous endophthalmitis).
Prior to modern and rapid treatment of systemic infections, the rate of endogenous endophthalmitis was reported to be 37% in 1982. By 1997, the rate was reported to be 2.8%. This study aims to determine the rate of endogenous endophthalmitis at Stanford Hospital in the modern medical era in that our rates may be different as those reported in the literature. This potential difference may be a reflection of treatment protocols and antibiotics currently in use at Stanford Hospital.