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Squint
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  • SE
    Olitsky, M Vilardo, S Awner, et al (State Univ of
    New York, Buffalo)

    Needle Sterility During
    Strabismus Surgery.

    J
    AAPOS 2:151-152, 1998

       

    Postoperative
    endophthalmitis rarely occurs following strabismus
    surgery. The
    host conjunctiva may be a major source of infection. Though direct instillation of 5% povidone-iodine just prior to
    surgery is often practised, there is no method which
    completely sterilizes the conjunctiva in all
    patients. Needle
    sterility becomes a key issue, if scleral
    perforation is involved in the mechanism of
    infection. Sterility of needles used during
    strabismus surgery was assessed.

        

    61
    patients underwent strabismus surgery.
    106 out of the 110 needles used in surgery
    were recovered and recultured.
    Cultures were found positive in 16 out of 106
    eyes (15.1%) and in 15 of 61 patients (24.6%).
    There were no postoperative infections. 
    Organisms cultured resembled the indigenous
    bacterial flora.

         

 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Squint Surgery
   

  • SE Olitsky, M Vilardo, S Awner, et al (State Univ of New York, Buffalo)
    Needle Sterility During Strabismus Surgery.
    J AAPOS 2:151-152, 1998
       
    Postoperative endophthalmitis rarely occurs following strabismus surgery. The host conjunctiva may be a major source of infection. Though direct instillation of 5% povidone-iodine just prior to surgery is often practised, there is no method which completely sterilizes the conjunctiva in all patients. Needle sterility becomes a key issue, if scleral perforation is involved in the mechanism of infection. Sterility of needles used during strabismus surgery was assessed.
        
    61 patients underwent strabismus surgery. 106 out of the 110 needles used in surgery were recovered and recultured. Cultures were found positive in 16 out of 106 eyes (15.1%) and in 15 of 61 patients (24.6%). There were no postoperative infections.  Organisms cultured resembled the indigenous bacterial flora.
         

 

 

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