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Comment & Response
April 2015

Controversial Role of Topical Antibiotics in Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis for Cataract Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Jozef Strus Poznań City Hospital, Poznań, Poland
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(4):490-491. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.5199

To the Editor I read with interest the article by Schimel et al1 in which they discussed the controversies regarding intracameral antibiotic use in endophthalmitis prophylaxis. In my opinion, however, it is interesting to note that the use of topical antibiotics in endophthalmitis prophylaxis, which is practiced all over the world, is much more controversial and based mainly on historical approach (ie, it has been used for years) and individual approach (ie, it works in somebody’s hands).