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

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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


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.


Hospital de Torrevieja, Spain


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


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


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

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