Bacterial contamination of intraocular and extraocular fluids during extracapsular cataract extraction


Fluid aspirated from the anterior chamber and fluid drained from the conjunctival sac during 101 extracapsular cataract operations was examined for bacterial contamination. Bacteria were grown by enrichment culture from the conjunctival sac of 90 eyes and from the anterior chamber aspirate of 29 eyes. Conjunctival fluid, stained with fluorescein, was… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/eye.1989.44

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