Endophthalmitis is an ongoing battle in the global ophthalmology community

Lindstrom, Richard L.
December 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p3
The author suggests ways of preventing bacterial endophthalmitis, which occurs as a complication of eye surgery. The authors believe surgeons need to do a better job of recognizing significant blepharitis and ocular surface disease preoperatively, and then treat it adequately before surgery. If lid hygiene and scrubs are prescribed, they must be associated with a concomitant antibiotic, and topical azithromycin is said to be an attractive option.


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