Last updated on December 2018

Topical Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Eyelids


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Antibiotic Allergy | eyelid disorder | Surgical Wound | Surgical Incision | Skin Cancer Face | Surgical Site Infection | Antibiotic Side Effect | Eyelid; Wound | Postoperative Wound Infection | Recent
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients aged 18 and older who are undergoing various eyelid procedures in an office, ambulatory care center, or operating room including but not limited to:

  • blepharoplasty (upper and lower lids);
  • ectropion repair;
  • entropion repair;
  • external dacrocystorhinostomy;
  • external levator resection;
  • eyelid lesion removal and/or biopsy;
  • eyelid reconstruction and defect repair including after Mohs surgery;
  • fat pad excision (upper and lower lids);
  • gold or platinum weight implantation;
  • internal levator resection;
  • lateral tarsal strip;
  • orbital fracture repair requiring periorbital incisions;
  • orbitotomy requiring periorbital incisions;
  • tarsorrhaphy;
  • wedge excision.
  • Patients undergoing repeat procedures will also be included.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged younger than 18 years old who are undergoing the above eyelid procedures in an office, ambulatory care centers, operating rooms;
  • patients undergoing chalazion removal;
  • patients who have had previous wound infections at the site of the procedure;
  • patients with oral or IV antibiotic use within 10 days prior to procedure;
  • patients requiring IV antibiotics during the procedure;
  • patients with grossly contaminated or inflamed wounds;
  • patients with human or animal bites, patients with wounds resulting from trauma
  • patients allergic to all study drug options.

Recruitment Status: Open


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