Povidone-iodine considered best endophthalmitis prophylaxis

April 15, 2003

Indianapolis-Preoperative povidone-iodine antisepsis showed the strongest support in the literature for preventing bacterial endophthalmitis in patients undergoing cataract surgery. However, that recommendation was judged to be only "moderately important" to clinical outcome, based on the quality of the available evidence. The review failed to find that any technique was crucial to clinical outcome, said Thomas A. Ciulla, MD.