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SS5L1: The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Cataract Surgery – Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Date: 8/10/2019

Venue: 374 Cardigan Street, VIC, 3053

Provider: Australian College of Optometry

Contact: Sisiely Wong, [E] cpd@aco.org.au, [P] 03 9349 7477

Learning Objectives

  • List the modes of administration of antibiotics before, during and after cataract surgery to minimise the risk of postoperative endophthalmitis.
  • Explain the considerations when selecting perioperative topical antibiotics and the dosage of the drugs.
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of intracameral (IC) antibiotics during cataract surgery for reducing endophthalmitis after surgery.

Max points awarded: 3.00

Session Information

Name
The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Cataract Surgery – Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
3.00