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Alberto Sumitomo, Richard Y Hida, Ivan Corso Teixeira, Alessandra Navarini, Rodrigo Altenfelder Silva; In vitro antimicrobial evaluation of ozonized balanced salt solution used for cataract surgery. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(8):1085.
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To analyze in vitro antimicrobial activity of ozonized balanced salt solution for cataract surgery.
A solution of 200 mL of Balanced Salt Solution was mixed with ozone gas in concentrations between 30 mg/L and 80 mg/L. A wood aerator (Red Sea Berlin Air Lift, USA) was used to produce microbubbles. Temperature was controlled by digital thermometer immersed in the solution. Mueller-Hinton plates seeded with Staphylococcus aureus MRSA and ATCC controlled strains were used to analyze antimicrobial effect of this solution. After 24 hours of incubation, readings were compared with controls (non-ozonized balanced salt solution).
There were no inhibition halos against the strains studied in both groups (study group and controls).
Ozonized balanced salt solution in the concentration of 30 mg/L and 80 mg/L has no antimicrobial activity observed in vitro.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, MD, May 7-11, 2017.
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