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Would You Operate On This Patient? - October 2015 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 3 9 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T Pointers for Preventing Cataract Surgery Infections Some basic precautions can limit the risk of post-op trouble. z EYE OPENER Post-op infection is a rare, but potentially devastating complication. C ataract surgery is an extremely safe procedure performed countless times without incident, but that doesn't mean surgeons can ignore the importance of limiting the risk of post-op infec- tions. "It's crucial," says ophthalmologist Jeff Boyd, MD, the physician- owner and medical director of Surgical Eye Associates of Delaware in Newark. "Cataracts are low-risk, but you should do all you can to drive infection risks even lower." In Dr. Boyd's mind, 5% povidone-iodine solution applied to the eye's Daniel Cook Executive Editor

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