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PMID:  25489719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To review evidence and provide updated guidelines on intravitreal (IVT) injection technique and monitoring.
METHODS: A review of the published literature on IVT injection from 2004 to 2014 formed the basis for round table deliberations by an expert panel of ophthalmologists.
RESULTS: The dramatic increase in the number of IVT injections has been accompanied by a comparable increase in evidence surrounding IVT practice patterns and techniques. The expert panel identified a number of areas that have evolved since publication of the original IVT injection guidelines in 2004, the most notable of which were a lack of evidence to support the routine use of pre-, peri-, and postinjection antibiotics to reduce the risk of endophthalmitis, and the role of aerosolized droplets containing oral contaminants from the patient and/or providers as a potential source of infection. The panel emphasized the continued importance of applying povidone-iodine to and avoiding eyelid contact with the intended injection site and needle.
CONCLUSION: Updated guidelines on IVT injection technique and monitoring are proposed based on a review of published literature and expert panel deliberations.
Robert L Avery; Sophie J Bakri; Mark S Blumenkranz; Alexander J Brucker; Emmett T Cunningham; Donald J DʼAmico; Pravin U Dugel; Harry W Flynn; K Bailey Freund; Julia A Haller; J Michael Jumper; Jeffrey M Liebmann; Colin A McCannel; William F Mieler; Christopher N Ta; George A Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  34 Suppl 12     ISSN:  1539-2864     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S1-S18     Citation Subset:  IM    
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