Reduction of Anterior Chamber Contamination Rate After Cataract Surgery by Intraoperative Surface Irrigation With 0.25% Povidone–Iodine

@article{Shimada2011ReductionOA,
  title={Reduction of Anterior Chamber Contamination Rate After Cataract Surgery by Intraoperative Surface Irrigation With 0.25% Povidone–Iodine},
  author={Hiroyuki Shimada and Shinzi Arai and Hiroyuki Nakashizuka and Takayuki Hattori and Mitsuko Yuzawa},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2011},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={
          11-17.e1
        }
}
PURPOSE To prove the hypothesis that during cataract surgery, repeated irrigation of the operative field with povidone-iodine of 0.25% reduces the anterior chamber bacterial contamination rate at completion of operation. DESIGN Prospective, interventional case series. METHODS In 404 consecutive eyes, the operative field was irrigated with infusion fluid in 202 eyes (group A) and with 0.25% povidone-iodine in 202 eyes (group B). Bacteriologic culture was performed using the following samples… CONTINUE READING
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