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Unsung Heroes - November 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 E ndophthalmitis, an infection involving the entire eye, is a rare complication of invasive procedures such as cataract surgery and intravitreal injections. Post- cataract surgery endophthalmitis rates vary, depending on the source, but are estimated to approximate 0.1%. However, because more than 3.5 million cataract surgeries are per- Pointers to Prevent Endophthalmitis These tried-and-true techniques reduce the risk of infection following ophthalmology's most commonly performed procedures. Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA | Houston, Texas • SURE SHOT Christina Weng, MD, MBA, applies 5% povidone-iodine on the ocular surface prior to administering an intravit- real injection. Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA

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