Three-day application of topical ofloxacin reduces the contamination rate of microsurgical knives in cataract surgery: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Kaspar2004ThreedayAO,
  title={Three-day application of topical ofloxacin reduces the contamination rate of microsurgical knives in cataract surgery: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Herminia Mi{\~n}o de Kaspar and Robert T. Chang and Erin M. Shriver and Kuldev Singh and Peter R. Egbert and Mark Scott Blumenkranz and Christopher N. Ta},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2004},
  volume={111 7},
  pages={
          1352-5
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine the rate of contamination of microsurgical knives during cataract surgery and the benefit of a 3-day versus a 1-hour preoperative application of topical ofloxacin in reducing the contamination rate. DESIGN Prospective, randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-eight eyes of 75 patients were randomly assigned to control (39 eyes) or study groups (39 eyes). METHODS All patients from both groups received 0.3% topical ofloxacin 1 hour before surgery, 5% povidone… CONTINUE READING

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