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Can povidone-iodine be eliminated from the cataract surgery site preparation protocol?

Poster Details

First Author: P. Kanclerz POLAND

Co Author(s):    B. Olszewski                    

Abstract Details


To evaluate the safety, pros and cons of using microdacin (solution of hypochlorous acid) as an alternative to povidone-iodine during cataract surgery.


Elblaski Szpital Specjalistyczny, Poland


In group A (59 eyes) povidone­iodine was used for skin and eyelid washing (10%) in the morning and before surgery and 5% povidone­iodine for intraoperative conjunctival irrigation. In group B (51 eyes) microdacinⓡ was used instead of the povidone­iodine solutions. In both groups perioperative 0,5% levofloxacin and intracameral cefuroxim ware administered. Observation of the patients was carried up to 3 months post surgery.


There was no significal difference in the incidence of endophthalmitis between both of the groups. In group B eye irritation was smaller. An advantage of using a clear solution in group B was no staining of medical appliances.


Microdacin could be an alternative to povidone­iodine solution for perioperative care of patients during cataract surgery. Further studies should be carried out.

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