Prophylaxis of endophthalmitis with topical povidone-iodine.

  title={Prophylaxis of endophthalmitis with topical povidone-iodine.},
  author={Mark G Speaker and Jerry A Menikoff},
  volume={98 12},
The authors conducted an open-label nonrandomized parallel trial to examine whether the preoperative application of povidone-iodine to the ocular surface reduces the incidence of endophthalmitis after intraocular surgery. During an 11-month period, topical 5% povidone-iodine was used to prepare the conjunctiva in 1 set of 5 operating rooms, while silver protein solution was used in another set of 5 rooms. In all cases, surgeons continued to use their customary prophylactic antibiotics. A… CONTINUE READING

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