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In this papers to practice series, Drs. Regis Kowalski and Deepinder Dhaliwal present topics on Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe dropless prophylaxis after cataract surgery
  • Present evidence of efficacy of dropless prophyaxis in a rabbit model
  • Implement safeguards for the use dropless prophylaxis

Reading Resources:


  1. Lindstrom RL, Galloway MS, Grzybowski A, Liegner JT. Dropless Cataract Surgery: An overview. Current Pharmaceutical Design 2017;23:558-564
  2. Tyson SL, Bailey R, Roman JS, Zhan T, Hark LA, Haller JA. Clinical outcomes after injection of a compounded pharmaceutical for prophylaxis after cataract surgery: a large-scale review. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2017;28:73-80
  3. Kowalski RP, Romanowski EG, Shanks RMQ, Mah FS. The Comparison of Fluoroquinolones to Non­fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Agents for the Prevention of Endophthalmitis in a Rabbit Model. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2012;28:604-608



Dr. Kowalski has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

Dr. Dhaliwal has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Imprimus, Novabay, Kala therapeutics
  • Consultant: Bausch & Lomb
  • Other: Sightlife, Ocular therapeutics, Staar Surgical

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/17/2017 | Last Modified On: 10/17/2017 | Expires: 10/17/2018

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