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Table 5 Visual acuity before and after treatment for chronic dialysis patients versus patients with normal renal function

From: Epidemiology and outcomes of Endophthalmitis in chronic dialysis patients: a 13-year experience in a tertiary referral center in Taiwan

  Dialysis Control
  Endogenous (N = 25) Exogenous(N = 7) Endogenous (N = 31) Exogenous (N = 26)
Initial visual acuity
 Below 6/60 15 60.0% 4 57.1% 25 80.1% 22 84.6%
 Better or equal to 6/60 3 12.0% 1 14.3% 6 19.9% 4 15.4%
 Unable to assess/data missing 7 28.0% 2 28.6% 0 0% 0 0%
Follow up visual acuity
 Below 6/60 19 76.0% 3 42.8% 24 77.4% 12 46.1%
 Better or equal to 6/60 2 8.0% 2 28.6% 7 22.6% 14 53.9%
 Unable to assess/data missing 4 16.0% 2 28.6% 0 0% 0 0%
Outcome by visual acuity
 Improvement 1 4.0% 1 14.3% 9 29.0%# 15 57.7%*
 Stable 11 44.0% 3 42.8% 9 29.0% 7 26.9%
 Deterioration 4 16.0% 1 14.3% 5 16.1% 2 7.7%
 Enucleation 4 16.0% 0 0% 6 19.4% 2 7.7%
 Unable to assess/data missing 5 20.0% 2 28.6% 2 6.5% 0 0%
  1. # p = 0.012, Endogenous: Dialysis v.s. Control
  2. * p = 0.015, Control: Exogenous v.s. Endogenous
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