Where is the role of antibiotics in an intravitreal injection for wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2019
  • Author: David T Wong, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Currently, preinjection antibiotics are not used in most cases. The frequency of conjunctival bacterial growth was found to be similar with preinjection povidone-iodine, with or without a 3-day course of topical antibiotic. [9]


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