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    Intraocular medications gaining traction in cataract procedures

    Modalities target intraoperative miosis and postop pain, inflammation, endophthalmitis

     

    Though cataract surgeons in 2015 had no new choices of medications to use with their patients, there appeared to be growing interest in options for intraocular administration.

    Speaking to Ophthalmology Times, Malik Y. Kahook, MD, Nick Mamalis, MD, and Mark Packer, MD, discussed modalities targeting intraoperative miosis and postoperative pain, inflammation, and endophthalmitis.

    Intracameral administration of antibiotic for endophthalmitis prophylaxis continues to be a hot topic in cataract surgery, said Dr. Mamalis, professor of ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, and co-director, Intermountain Ocular Research Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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