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From the Archives of the Archives
May 2003

A Measure for Combating Infection Following Intraocular Operations

Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(5):714. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.5.714

The author has shown by numerous experiments on the eyes of rabbits the truth of Andogski's statement that the severity of post-operative infectiondepends partly on the presence of lens fragments. If portions of the lens are in the anterior chamber, the introduction of a virulent culture of staphylococcus aureus produces panophthalmitis; . . . In order to combat the infection, the author introduces into the anterior chamber small flat sticks of bougies of sterilized iodoform, which he kneads with gum arabic and a little glycerine to the desired size.

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