Risk of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery using different protocols for povidone- iodine preoperative disinfection.

@article{Wu2006RiskOE,
  title={Risk of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery using different protocols for povidone- iodine preoperative disinfection.},
  author={Pei-Chang Wu and Mien Li and S J Chang and Mei-Ching Teng and Shew-Gin Yow and S. Shin and H. Vincent Kuo},
  journal={Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={54-61}
}
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the risk of postoperative endophthalmitis associated with different prophylactic protocols, using povidone-iodine disinfection of the skin and conjunctiva in patients undergoing cataract surgery over an 8-year period at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). METHOD This was a retrospective, comparative, case-controlled study. Data were collected on patients who received different prophylactic disinfection protocols prior to extracapsular… CONTINUE READING

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