Endogenous Endophthalmitis in the Inpatient Setting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Theodore Leng, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2011
Last updated: November 17, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine the rate of endogenous endophthalmitis in patients admitted to Stanford Hospital with a systemic infection and positive blood cultures, as this may improve the clinical care of this population of patients.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Endogenous Endophthalmitis Rates, Clinical Course, and Outcomes

Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Positive intraocular infection [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual acuity [ Time Frame: 2 wk ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 145
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

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.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Inpatients at Stanford Hospital with positive blood cultures who receive an Ophthalmology consultation and eye examination.

Inclusion Criteria:All patients admitted to Stanford Hospital that have a systemic blood-borne infection and on which an Ophthalmology consult to rule out endogenous endophthalmitis is performed will be included in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:None

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01323868

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Theodore Leng Stanford University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Theodore Leng, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01323868     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-03232011-7621, IRB-18785
Study First Received: March 24, 2011
Last Updated: November 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eye Diseases
Eye Infections

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 30, 2015