Management Strategies to Reduce Risk of Postoperative Infections

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Abstract

Postoperative infections, although rare, are still of great concern to the ophthalmologist. The incidence of post-cataract endophthalmitis is low, with a range of 0.28 per 1,000 to 2.99 per 1,000. In addition to intraoperative considerations such as poor wound construction, vitreous loss, topical anesthesia, and prolonged surgical time, other risk factors include preoperative factors such as a diseased ocular surface and systemic immunosuppression. Potential methods of reducing risk of endophthalmitis after anterior segment surgery are discussed and available literature is summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Ophthalmology Reports
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Cataract surgery
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Intracameral antibiotics
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Sterilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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