Alcohol Pads and Nonsterile Gloves in Preparation of Aflibercept.

Barbara Blodi // Jonathan Chang // Justin Gottlieb // Kathleen Schildroth // Kimberly Stepien // Michael Altaweel // Michael Nork // Mihai Mititelu // Publications // Aug 01 2020

PubMed ID: 32768034

Author(s): Regan KA, Gottlieb JL, Altaweel MM, Mititelu M, Blodi BA, Nork TM, Stepien KE, Chang JS. Alcohol pads and nonsterile gloves in preparation of aflibercept. Ophthalmol Retina. 2020 Aug;4(8):853-854. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2020.04.006. PMID 32768034

Journal: Ophthalmology. Retina, Volume 4, Issue 8, Aug 2020

Use of nonsterile gloves and an alcohol pad does not significantly impact the contamination of the rubber septum of the aflibercept vial. Other contamination points might instead be explored for endophthalmitis risk.