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Investigation of an outbreak of posterior segment toxic syndrome (cefuroxime)

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cataract Surgery Complications and Management IV

Session Date/Time: Sunday 06/09/2015 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 16:10

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : B.Mompean Morales SPAIN

Co Author(s): :    E. Salinas   J. Belda   J. Placeres        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Intracameral cerfuroxime is becoming the standard of care in postoperative endophthalmitis prophylaxis. Dilution errors may result in overdose and undue toxicity affecting the posterior segment.

Setting:

Hospital de Torrevieja, Spain

Methods:

16 cases of toxic posterior segment syndrome were retrospectively evaluated. The origin was found to be 3-fold overdose of intracameral cefuroxime.

Results:

Only close observation was taken. All cases recovered excellent visual acuities. Literature review findings were discussed.

Conclusions:

Dilution errors should be avoided due to risk of serious retinal damage and permanent visual loss.

Financial Interest:

NONE

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