Similar endophthalmitis rates seen in operating rooms, offices after intravitreal injections

Rates of endophthalmitis after intravitreal injections were similarly low in operating room settings and office settings, according to a study. “Although many of these precautions make clinical sense, there is no direct evidence that precautions, such as use of a surgical drape, sterile gloves, face masks, preinjection antibiotics, nor postinjection antibiotics make a clinically significant difference to the rate of endophthalmitis,” the study authors said.

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