Table 5: Recurrence rate of chronic post operative endophthalmitis with different initial treatment modalities [5, 18, 28].

Initial treatmentFox ( )Clark ( )Shirodkar ( ) *Overall ( )

IOAB only4/5 (80%)12/12 (100%)2/3 (66%)18/20 (90%)
PPV + IOAB2/2 (100)5/10 (50%)8/10 (80%)15/22 (68%)
PPV + PC+ IOAB5/11 (45%)2/14 (5.5%)9/13 (69%)16/38 (42%)
PPV + IOL exchange0/1 (0%)NoneNone0/1 (0%)

*AL-Mezaine review series was not included since it did not mention the recurrence rate after initial treatment.