Which of the following is the most important factor in the prevention of the endophthalmitis in cataract surgery?
a) Preoperative prepartion with povidone iodine
b) One week antibiotic therapy prior to sugery
c) Trimming of eyelashes
d) Use of intravitreal antibiotics
Correct answer : a) Preoperative prepartion with povidone iodine
Most important source of infection is the patient’s own lid and conjunctival flora. Topical povidone iodine helps prevent this.
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