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Are intracameral antibiotics the answer for endophthalmitis?
Are intracameral antibiotics the answer for endophthalmitis?Postoperative endophthalmitis remains a potentially devastating complication of cataract surgery. However, a good visual outcome is possible if the infection is recognized early and treated appropriately, said Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD.
Determining the proper intracameral moxifloxacin dosageSteve Arshinoff, MD, FRCSC, of the University of Toronto, outlines the proper dosage and administration technique for intracameral moxifloxacin during cataract surgery.
What physicians need to know about bacterial resistance
What physicians need to know about bacterial resistanceIn vitro antibiotic resistance—defined as the ability for bacteria to exist and multiply despite a normally achievable serum level of drug that had been previously determined to successfully treat a clinical infection—is an increasing problem worldwide.
Stopping postop infection
Stopping postop infectionPostoperative infections with ocular surgeries may be reduced substantially by effectively treating active ocular disease in advance before the patient enters the operating room.
ARMOR surveillance data update shows increased levels of resistanceThe latest surveillance data on antibiotic resistance trends show increased levels of resistance among certain isolates, warranting ongoing, prospective, multicenter surveillance studies.
Intracameral antibiotics lower risk of infection in cataract surgeryUnderstanding why ophthalmologists should be using intracameral antibiotics to lower the risk of postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery: Perioperative intracameral antibiotics should be standard practicePerioperative intracameral antibiotics should be standard practice during cataract surgery to prevent postoperative endophthalmitis.
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