Antiseptics and the Eye

Antiseptic preparation of the eye is an absolutely vital step of cataract surgery in order to prevent infection. This treatment must be balanced with minimising harm to the ocular surface. In true OATR style, we take a detailed look at the pros and cons of traditional iodine and more modern chlorhexidine antiseptic solutions. Getting these seemingly minor steps optimised helps to optimise outcomes for patients.

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