Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 313–317 | Cite as

Prospective Study Demonstrating the Efficacy of Combined Preoperative Three-Day Application of Antibiotics and Povidone–Iodine Irrigation

  • Christopher N. TaEmail author
  • Richard C. Lin
  • Gauravjit Singh
  • Herminia Miño de Kaspar
Original Article


In 50 patients undergoing anterior segment intraocular surgery we determined that a three-day course of topical ofloxacin followed by preoperative povidone–iodine irrigation caused a marked decrease in the number of conjunctival bacterial flora and resulted in no contamination of the anterior chamber aqueous fluid at the beginning and conclusion of surgery.


Ofloxacin Anterior Chamber Positive Culture Endophthalmitis Povidone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher N. Ta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Richard C. Lin
    • 1
  • Gauravjit Singh
    • 1
  • Herminia Miño de Kaspar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany

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