Internal tubing involved in the venting and vacuum mechanism of CooperVision's models 8000-V, 7500, and 6500 units were cultured. Several species of bacteria were found including Staphylococcus epidermidis. The clinical implications of this are discussed as well as a solution to the possibility of intraoperative bacterial contamination from the reported source.
- Staphylococcus epidermidis
- bacterial contamination
- extracapsular cataract surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems