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April 29, 2010

Prophylactic antibitoic in anterior chamber in cataract surgery:

A  prospective study of  13,652 patients who underwent cataract surgery between 1999 and 2008 showed that prophylactic intracameral cefuroxime markedly reduced acute-onset endophthalmitis after cataract surgery . The study comprised of two groups, one group comprised  of 6,595 patients did not receive cefuroxime. A second group of 7,057 patients received cefuroxime.  

The first group had a statistically significantly higher incidence of postoperative endophthalmitis than the second group (P< .05).

Although this study is retrospective, and non-controlled and involves patients having surgery using different techniques at different time periods, it has the potential to change the standard of practice regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for cataract surgery.

Sayed Jovkar, M.D.

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