Journal article

Intravitreal injections: is there benefit for a theatre setting?

Robin G Abell, Nathan M Kerr, Penelope Allen, Brendan J Vote

British Journal of Ophthalmology | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the rate of endophthalmitis after intravitreal injections performed in an in-office (dedicated procedure room) versus in-theatre setting. METHODS: A retrospective comparative cohort study was performed of all patients consecutively treated by a single surgeon with intravitreal injection with either ranibizimab or bevacizumab for any recognised clinical indication. All cases received injections between March 2006 and March 2012, during which time all injections were prospectively recorded on an electronic medical record system. A search of the electronic database using a report building system was used to extract the total number of injections into locati..

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