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Subspecialties Retina

Don’t Leave the Door Open

Endophthalmitis is a nightmare for ophthalmologists; sometimes you can treat it, sometimes you lose the eye. But when you go into the eye to perform surgery – or even inject a drug – there’s always a risk that infection can occur. But even then, with precautions, the risk of endophthalmitis is miniscule. After all, the most commonly performed surgery (of all of medicine, not just ophthalmology) is cataract surgery, and people receive intravitreal injections as a matter of routine.

However, it appears that no one can fully relax. On February 21, Bloomberg published an article with a troubling first sentence: “Doctors say they’re seeing an unexplained increase in a rare, frightening side effect in patients getting Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s top-selling product, the blockbuster eye drug Eylea” (1). So what’s the story?

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Mark Hillen

I spent seven years as a medical writer, writing primary and review manuscripts, congress presentations and marketing materials for numerous – and mostly German – pharmaceutical companies. Prior to my adventures in medical communications, I was a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.

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