Choosing wisely and the use of antibiotics in ophthalmic surgery: There is more than meets the eye

A Grosso, Piero Ceruti, Giuseppe Scarpa, F Giardini, Giorgio Marchini, E Aragona, F Bert, F Bandello, R Siliquini

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Abstract

Background: One of the directions of modern ophthalmology is toward an odontoiatric model, and new settings of eye care are becoming the standard of care: one day surgery and also office-based therapies. Methods: Retrospective analysis of three tertiary-care centers in Italy and analysis of the literature. Results: We provide readers with state-of-the-art measures of prophylaxis in ophthalmic surgery. Discussion and conclusion: Role of antibiotics is criticized in the light of stewardship antimicrobial paradigm. © The Author(s) 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-632
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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