• Corpus ID: 46102434

[Prevention of bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in adults].

  title={[Prevention of bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in adults].},
  author={J Delpech},
  journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine},
  volume={186 3},
          649-58; discussion 659-60
  • J. Delpech
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine
Technical progress in cataract surgery has led to the phacoemulsification of the eye lens by ultrasound followed by the intraocular lens implantation. In spite of rigorous preventive hygiene and sterilization measures taken before, during and after the operation, two clinical forms of endophthalmitis seriously threaten vision in the operated eye: externally induced endophthalmitis, specifically with pyocyanic bacillus, which often follows the irregular use of reuseable tubings and internally…