Fluoroquinolone use reduces endophthalmitis risk after cataract surgery

Use of a fluoroquinolone antibiotic after cataract surgery was associated with a reduced rate of endophthalmitis, according to a large study. β€œIn contrast, endophthalmitis was more likely to occur if timolol was used at the end of the procedure,” the study authors said. The retrospective case-control study included 75,318 eyes that underwent cataract surgery performed by 26 surgeons at four public hospitals and five surgical centers.

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