December 2, 2016 Conference
Endophthalmitis: Risk Factors and Progression
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Dr. Peter McDonnell (Presenter)
Speaker Session Topic
Endophthalmitis remains a rare but potentially devastating complication after cataract surgery, intravitreal injection and other ophthalmic procedures. The increasing prevalence of multiple drug-resistant bacteria and the uncertain role of antibiotic prophylaxis (the FDA has not approved antibiotics for this use in ophthalmic surgery) add to uncertainty regarding how best to manage patients in the perioperative period. The experience at the Wilmer Institute with a cost-effective approach to minimizing the risk of endophthalmitis will be reviewed.