Face masks on patients may contribute to endophthalmitis risk

Air jets from the superior edge of the mask radiate toward the eyes, contaminating the surgical field. Patients wearing face masks during intravitreal injections may be at a higher risk of endophthalmitis, according to a study.
“Rather than provide an extra protection, as we would think from the lesson learned from COVID-19, they could represent a risk during ocular procedures,” Amir Hadayer, MD, told Healio/OSN.
Hadayer and colleagues at Rabin Medical Center, affiliated with Tel-Aviv University in Israel, used thermal cameras to show that face masks deviate exhaled air toward the

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