Effect of prophylactic antibiotics and incision type on the incidence of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery.

@article{Colleaux2000EffectOP,
  title={Effect of prophylactic antibiotics and incision type on the incidence of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery.},
  author={Kevin M Colleaux and William Keith Hamilton},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={373-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is controversy as to the efficacy of various measures in the prophylaxis of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. In addition, it has been suggested that clear-corneal incisions may convey an increased risk of postoperative infection. We performed a retrospective review to assess the effect of prophylactic antibiotics and incision type on the incidence of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. METHODS A retrospective chart review and surgeon survey were used to collect… CONTINUE READING