Local Moxifloxacin and Povidone Iodine Versus Povidone Iodine Alone as a Prophylaxis Before Eye Operations
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00335088
Verified March 2007 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The hypothesis is that povidone iodine alone is sufficient for sterilization of the lacrimal sac and eye lids before intraocular surgeries. Patients admitted for various intraocular surgeries will be randomly allocated to prophylactic local therapy with either moxifloxacin and povidone iodine or povidone iodine alone before surgery. Lacrimal sac and eye lid cultures will be obtained before the local therapy and just before surgery.
Condition or disease
Drug: Moxifloxacin and Povidone Iodine vs Povidone Iodine
Over all 500 patients admitted for various intraocular surgeries will be included in the study. The study will be prospective, double blind, placebo controlled, and randomized. Patients will be randomly allocated to prophylactic local therapy with either moxifloxacin and povidone iodine or povidone iodine alone before surgery. For patients treated with povidone iodine alone a placebo will also be given. Lacrimal sac and eye lid cultures will be obtained before the local therapy and just before surgery. All patients will be followed for 6 weeks for symptoms and signs of infection. Bacterial and fungal culture results will be compared between the 2 groups.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Age > 20 years.
Various intraocular surgeries
Need for emergency therapy, immunosuppression, any malignancy, psychomotor retardation, drug and alcohol abuse.