No-talking policy during intravitreal injections associated with fewer cases of endophthalmitis

PHILADELPHIA — A no-talking policy during intravitreal anti-VEGF injections appears to lower the risk of post-injection endophthalmitis, a speaker said here. In a 2-year retrospective comparative case series, fewer cases of both culture-positive and oral flora-associated endophthalmitis were identified in the no-talking group compared with a group that was allowed to talk during the procedure, Michael L. Dollin, MD, said at the Wills Eye Annual Conference. “Implementation of a no-talking policy during intravitreal injections appears to be effective in a real-world setting in helping further reduce the risk of post-injection (Read more...)