Pressurizing, hydrating protocol reduces endophthalmitis rate

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Pressurizing and hydrating the eye with vancomycin and balanced salt solution in association with ofloxacin pledgets was effective in reducing post-cataract endophthalmitis to one case in 13,658 operations at an ophthalmology department in Colorado. "We were impressed by the European rate of post-cataract endophthalmitis with the use of cefuroxime and decided to perform interventions to reduce the rate in our organization," Lee Schelonka, MD, said at the meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmology.

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