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SS5L1: The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Cataract Surgery – Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Date: Tue 08/10/2019 - Thu 31/10/2019

Provider: Australian College of Optometry

Optometrist Credits: 0.25 General Credits + 0.75 Clinical Diagnostic Credits

Event Type(s): Online

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Learning Objectives

  • List the modes of administration of antibiotics before, during and after cataract surgery to minimise the risk of postoperative endophthalmitis.
  • Explain the considerations when selecting perioperative topical antibiotics and the dosage of the drugs.
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of intracameral (IC) antibiotics during cataract surgery for reducing endophthalmitis after surgery.
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