Observation on the adverse reactions of different concentrations of povidone-iodine applied before cataract surgery

Shan-Jun Wu, Hong-Jian Zhou, Hong-Yan Yao, Yi-Nan Wu, Ying Wang
2013 unpublished
誗 AIM: To evaluate the efficiency and safety of 50g / L povidone-iodine solution in preventing postoperative endophthalmitis through comparing the incidence of postoperative endophthalmitis and adverse reactions after conjunctival sac washing with povidone-iodine of different concentrations. 誗 METHODS: Totally 500 cataract patients were divided into 50g / L povidone-iodine group and 25g / L povidone-iodine group. All the operated eyes were observed during and after surgery. The patients蒺
more » ... ive discomfort was inquired and their signs of eyes were recorded. 誗RESULTS: The eye irritation of 50g / L povidone-iodine group was more significant than 25g / L povidone-iodine group. No significant difference in the corneal epithelial loss and endophthalmitis was observed between two groups. 誗 CONCLUSION: Conjunctival sac washing with 50g / L povidone-iodine is an effective and safe measure to prevent endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. 誗