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Where we stand: endophthalmitis protocol and performance in Darjeeling

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First Author: S.Saha -

Co Author(s):    S. Bandyopadhyay              

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To demonstrate the effectivity of endophthalmitis prevention protocol in our centre in terms of post-operative endophthalmitis incidence in over 4600 cases


Consecutive Phaco-emulsification cataract surgery lists done in an Eye Hospital Group in India(Vasan Eye Care Hospital in Siliguri) from Aug 2011 - Aug 2013 by 6 different surgeons


Simple data analysis obtained from O.T. records of Phaco cases and of Intra-vitreal antibiotic injections performed over a 2 year period. Our pre & per-operative protocol is presented. Our incidence is compared with ESCRS, China, Arvind Eye Hospitals India & Swedish Study results


The incidence worked out is 1 case of endophthalmitis out of 4622 phaco cases i.e.0.021% which matches very well with other published standards


Our protocol for prevention of post-operative endophthalmitis is safe & effective over a large case series FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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