Bacterial recovery from automated cataract surgical equipment

Henry M. Clayman, Jean Marie Parel, Darlene Miller

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986


  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • bacterial contamination
  • endophthalmitis
  • extracapsular cataract surgery
  • phacoemulsification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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