Clinical Trial

Topical Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Eyelids

Study Description

Topical Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Eyelids

The investigators propose a prospective randomized control trial testing the hypothesis that routine topical antibiotic prophylaxis does not significantly reduce the rate of infection after eyelid surgery.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

Pharmaceutical medication involved Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Drug - Topical Anti-Infective Product

Topical antibiotic ointment will be erythromycin. If the patient has an erythromycin allergy, bacitracin will be prescribed. If the patient cannot obtain either (i.e. lack of availability at the pharmacy), polysporin-bacitracin will be prescribed. Allergy to all 3 study drugs means that a patient will be excluded from the study.

Drug - Topical Ointment

Artificial tear ointment

Additional Information

Official Study Title

The Role of Topical Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Eyelid Surgery

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03199911

ParticipAid ID

nell6e