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Irrigation, incision hydration, and eye pressurization with antibiotic-containing solution

Authors Matsuura K, Uotani R, Sasaki S

Received 19 August 2015

Accepted for publication 22 August 2015

Published 22 September 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 1767—1769


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Kazuki Matsuura,1 Ryu Uotani,2 Shin-ichi Sasaki2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Nojima Hospital, Kurayoshi, Tottori, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Tottori University, Yonago, Tottori, Japan

We congratulate Schelonka and SaBell for their recent article and would like to make a few comments on the application of their findings to the intracameral injection of antibiotics.
Schelonka and SaBell1 suggested that cataract surgeons who use vancomycin for irrigation should consider performing incision hydration and eye pressurization with an irrigating solution containing vancomycin, instead of using a plain balanced salt solution. In general, there are two methods for the administration of intracameral antibiotics.

View original paper by Schelonka and SaBell.

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