TITLE

Consensus on endophthalmitis prevention slowly but steadily increasing in Europe

AUTHOR(S)
Cimberle, Michela
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the increasing consensus on endophthalmitis prevention in Europe. Concerns about the unavailability of cefuroxime in single sterile doses for intracameral injection have been expressed in the region, although most surgeons, and European governments, accept the off-label use of the drug in consideration of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) study. It is considered by many to be the most important international study on the prevention of endophthalmitis.
ACCESSION #
35376200

 

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