Ocular Infections: Prophylaxis and Management

by Namrata Sharma, Neelima Aron, Atul Kumar

The aim of this book is to focus on the prophylaxis and management of ocular infections. Post-surgical ocular infections are serious vision-threatening complications of any intra- or extraocular surgery which are avoidable. The infections vary in terms of time of onset, severity and course. They may range from a small infiltrate to the most serious of these complications such as post-operative endophthalmitis or panophthalmitis leading to loss of the eye. This book consists of 24 chapters which include introduction of ocular infection, design and layout of operation theatre, air flow system in ophthalmic operation theatre, water requirement in ophthalmic operation theatre, operation theatre list and record maintenance, operation theatre protocol, operation theatre sterilization, ophthalmic instrument sterilization, waste disposal in ophthalmic operation theatre, post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis, post-LASIK infections, post-collagen cross-linking infections, post-strabismus surgery infections, infections after ocular surface reconstruction surgery and infections after oculoplasty surgery. This book attempts to lay down guidelines for the prophylaxis of ocular infections which must be followed and are useful not only for the ophthalmic surgeons but also for the nursing staff, ophthalmic assistants and postgraduate students. The book has been written in a user-friendly style with a precise format assisted by suitable illustrations and tables, wherever appropriate for easy understanding.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Sharma Namrata
Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2. Aron Neelima
Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3. Kumar Atul Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789386322883
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/13077
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 184
Book Type Professional

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