Conjunctival Flora Antibiotic Resistance Patterns After Serial Intravitreal Injections Without Postinjection Topical Antibiotics – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report conjunctival bacterial flora antibiotic resistance patterns after serial intravitreal injections performed using a povidone-iodine preparation without the use of preinjection or postinjection topical antibiotics.Design: Prospective, interventional case series.Methods: Setting: Single-center clinical practice in Pennsylvania. Study Population: Thirteen eyes of 13 treatment-naïve patients undergoing serial intravitreal anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections for exudative age-related macular degeneration or macular edema attributable to retinal vein occlusion. Intervention: Conjunctival cultures from the treatment eye were performed prior to each injection preparation. A minimum of 3 monthly conjunctival cultures were obtained per eye over the course of the study. Ocular surface preparation (Read more...)

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