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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 9 L ong the standard of care in Europe, use of intracameral antibiotics with cataract surgery to prevent endoph- thalmitis is becoming more popular among U.S. sur- geons as well. The change in strategy means added peace of mind that you're doing everything possible to keep the dreaded complication at bay. It also means a likely increase in case costs. Here's what you need to know. There is no consensus on best practice for endophthalmitis prophy- laxis. Other than the proven use of povidone iodine, no antibiotic pro- tocol, whether it be topical or intracameral, has been definitively Desireé Ifft | Contributing Editor New Ideas for Preventing Endophthalmitis Intracameral antibiotics, proven to lower the rate of infection substantially, are catching on. • INJECTION Intracameral antibi- otics for endophthalmitis prophylaxis, the standard of care in Europe, are gaining favor with U.S. surgeons as well. Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

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