Intracameral antibiotic lowers endophthalmitis rate in high-risk cases

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Prophylactic use of intracameral antibiotics during cataract surgery can reduce endophthalmitis in high-risk cases, according to a speaker here at Hawaiian Eye 2019.
David F. Chang, MD, discussed the results of a study that compared patients who were given intracameral moxifloxacin vs. those who did not receive intracameral antibiotics at 10 hospitals within the same health system between 2012 and 2017.
The study included more than 1.5 million cases and showed that, overall, the rate of endophthalmitis went down from seven cases per 10,000 to two cases (Read more...)

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