TITLE

Method aims to limit contamination of intravitreal injection needles

AUTHOR(S)
Hasson, Matt
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;7/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 13, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the use of povidone iodine in minimizing contamination of needles used in intravitreal injection during treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Specifically, povidone iodine should be applied on the ocular surface and adjacent facial areas to optimize antibacterial prophylaxis. According to Henry D. Perry, povidone iodine is effective for use before the injection. He adds that antibiotics should also be applied prior to injection to give them sufficient time to take effect.
ACCESSION #
42515429

 

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