EFFECT OF SUBCONJUCTIVAL DEXAMETHASONE INJECTION ON POST-OP INFLAMMATION AFTER CATARACT SURGERY (SICS); A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
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Status: 
Ongoing

Purpose: To prospectively evaluate the usefulness of a subconjunctival steroid injection given at the completion of uneventful (SICS) cataract surgery.

Setting: Lions Sight First Eye Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.

Design: Randomized clinical trial

Methods: One hundred six eyes of healthy patients will undergo routine small incision cataract surgery and they will be randomized into 2 groups. Group one will receive a subconjunctival injection of dexamethasone-gentamicin and group two will receive a subconjuctival injection of placebo (normal saline)-gentamicin, both groups will commence on topical steroids-antibiotic immediately on the first postoperative day. Primary outcomes will be anterior chamber cells & flare intensity measured with the slit lamp on first and second days postoperative

Collaborators: 

DR SANDRA ALDAUDI

DR KAHAKI KIMANI

DR SHEILA MARCO

Start Month: 
August
Start Year: 
2012