Studies raise questions about prophylactic antibiotics, intravitreal injections

Bechtel, Bryan
April 2010
Ocular Surgery News;4/10/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p44
Academic Journal
This article discusses a study which examined the efficacy of povidone-iodine in reducing endophthalmitis rates following intravitreal injections. Results of the study showed that patients who received antibiotics following injection developed Streptococcus viridans, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus infections. Ophthalmologist Abdhish R. Bhavsar claims that povidone-iodine is enough to reduce the bacteria flora count on the eye surface.


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