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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Intracorneal antibiotic: an alternative prophylaxis in endophthalmitis after cataract surgery

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Endophthalmitis/Ocular Infections

Session Date/Time: Monday 12/09/2016 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 15:30

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 3

First Author: : J.Yepez VENEZUELA

Co Author(s): :    F. Murati   J. De Yepez   P. Rivas   J. Arevalo     

Abstract Details


To propose an alternative strategy, and to determine the safety and efficacy of intracorneal antibiotic endophthalmitis prophylaxis after cataract surgery.


Clinica de Ojos. Maracaibo - Venezuela.


400 patients with a diagnosis of cataract undergoing phacoemulsification and IOL implantation underwent injection of intracorneal cefuroxime (1mg/0.1ml) at 3 and 9 o’clock at the end of cataract surgery. Corneal deturgescence was assessed by pachymetry and optical coherence tomography (OCT) control before the surgery at 24, 48 and 72 hours


We had no cases of endophthalmitis or adverse reaction to the intracorneal medication in the patients studied with a follow up period of 2 years.


The administration of intracorneal cefuroxime showed to be a safe and alternative strategy for prophylaxis of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery.

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