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Nick Mamalis, MD INFECTION PREVENTION 1 1 8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 4 What's Up With TASS? Incidences are on the decline, but there's still work to be done. T oxic anterior segment syn- drome (TASS) is an acute inflammatory response in the eye's anterior chamber that can strike after cataract surgery. Large outbreaks of TASS are on the decline, and no major outbreaks have been tied to a particu- lar product, medica- tion or IOL. But inci- dences are still occur- ring at individual sur- gical facilities, which indicates there's still work to be done at preventing the avoid- able complication. Here are answers to questions you might have. Q Eye instruments are different from other surgical instrumentation. What factor does that play in TASS? A Even a minute amount of enzyme or detergent left on surfaces of ROOM SERVICE Flush instruments immediately after use to prevent bioburden from drying on surfaces. OSE_1404_part3_Layout 1 4/4/14 2:43 PM Page 118

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