Intravitreal steroid-antibiotic a possible alternative to drops after cataract surgery

BOSTON — Despite diminished visual acuity immediately after surgery, intravitreal placement of combined triamcinolone acetonide and moxifloxacin proved effective in preventing inflammation and cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery, according to a study. Intravitreal delivery of the drug may be a viable alternative to eye drops, M. Stewart Galloway, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. “We know that patient drop compliance is less than optimal.

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