Duke medical student (MS4) Delaram Mirzania, BS first-authored a recent article "Time to Presentation after Symptom Onset in Endophthalmitis: Clinical Features and Visual Outcomes" published in Ophthalmology Retina.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of time from symptom onset to presentation on the clinical course and outcomes of eyes with endophthalmitis. Co-authors include Duke medical students Cason Robbins, BS and Todd Fleming BS and vitreoretinal fellow Henry Feng, MD. Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS is the senior author for the study. They found that a delay in presentation to the eye doctor was associated with worse vision on initial examination and at 6 months in eyes with endophthalmitis. Presence of pain did not prompt earlier presentation. Visual acuity before endophthalmitis was associated with vision at 6 months, regardless of time to presentation.