Preop antibiotics may not be needed to prevent endophthalmitis after intravitreal steroid use

A low rate of endophthalmitis can be achieved after intravitreal triamcinolone injection without the use of antibiotic prophylaxis on the pretreatment days according to an analysis of data from two randomized clinical trials comparing laser photocoagulation with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injections.