eye prep when allergic to betadine?

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    • #13550
      Sherry Pace
      Participant

      What does everyone use for their eye preps when the patient is allergic to betadine????

    • #13556
      Crissy Benze
      Keymaster

      There really isn’t a great alternative to betadine in terms of sterile prep effectiveness, but we were introduced to this product recently….

      Sterilid Eyelid Cleanser
      http://www.theratears.com/dry-eyes/how-theratears-can-help/sterilid-eyelid-cleanser/

      Using this along with some antibiotic drops may be a good alternative.

    • #13555
      Heather Hernandez
      Participant

      We use Zephrin Chloride (Benzalkonium Chloride) if a patient is allergic to betadine. I agree with Crissy, there is really no good alternative to betadine.

    • #13554
      Jan Zeit
      Participant

      We have all of our patients perform an eyelid scrub using baby shampoo three days pre-op and then if allergic to Betadine, we perform a prep using baby shampoo and sterile water immediately prior to surgery.

    • #13553
      Heather Hernandez
      Participant

      We have been using Zephrin as an alternative but it has to be ordered from a compounding pharmacy for a specific patient. You don’t always know ahead of time who is allergic to betadine. So we are wanting to have something on hand. Have you heard back from anyone using the Sterilid or have any other tips?

    • #13552
      Crissy Benze
      Keymaster

      Sterilid with antibiotics drops is a suggestion we have heard from other facilities but there is no ‘right’ way, except to not use products that aren’t meant for ophthalmic use.

    • #13551
      Courtney Leonis
      Keymaster

      I am allergic ti betadine and am undergoing avastin injections. My doctor used Sure Cleanse (sp?) and I had no further issues.

    • #19085
      Jamie Oyuga
      Participant

      We have been using OcuSoft Wipes along with the patients pre/post op antibiotics and have had no issues thus far.

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