The Effect of Intracameral Cefuroxime on Post-op Fibrin in Pediatric Cataract Surgery
The study investigates whether placing an antibiotic inside the eye at the end of cataract surgery in children will reduce the amount of fibrin formation (fibrin formation can block the pupil and reduce vision). We hypothesize that the fibrin is caused by a low-level infection and could be prevented by the antibiotic.
The study investigates whether using an antibiotic (cefuroxime) in the anterior chamber of the eye at the end of surgery for cataract in children will reduce the amount of fibrin formation.
intracameral cefuroxime 0.1 ml
0.1 ml of Ringers lactate
Inclusion Criteria: bilateral congenital or developmental pediatric cataract Exclusion Criteria: traumatic cataract