Ophthalmology – MCQ 14 – Prevention of the endophthalmitis in cataract surgery

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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