Vitrectomy using 0.025% povidone-iodine in balanced salt solution plus for the treatment of postoperative endophthalmitis.

PURPOSE To investigate the bactericidal effect of 0.025% povidone-iodine in Balanced Salt Solution PLUS (0.025% PI-BSS PLUS) and its use in vitrectomy for postoperative endophthalmitis. METHODS First, an experimental laboratory model using Staphylococcus aureus was used to evaluate the bactericidal effect of PI-BSS PLUS. Next, in a case series of 4 eyes… (More)