Pre-intravitrael injection preparation: endophthalmitis prevention and the importance of povidone-iodine

Pauline McKenna, Karen McCutcheon

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Abstract

Despite adherence to strict standards of care in preparation for intravitreal injections, endophthalmitis can still occur. This article focuses on endophthalmitis and the importance of povidone-iodine in pre-procedure antisepsis. An overview of endophthalmitis and an examination of the benefits of povidone-iodine in ocular aseptic technique for the prevention of post-procedure endophthalmitis are provided. The misconceptions that patients and health practitioners may have in relation to povidone-iodine hypersensitivity are also explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Ophthalmic Practice
Volume5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2014

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