Ophthalmic surgery in prion diseases

Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi, Moeko Noguchi-Shinohara, Yosikazu Nakamura, Takeshi Sato, Tetsuyuki Kitamoto, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Masahito Yamada

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Abstract

Eleven (1.8%) of 597 patients underwent ophthalmic surgery within 1 month before the onset of prion disease or after the onset. All ophthalmologists reused surgical instruments that had been incompletely sterilized to eliminate infectious prion protein. Ophthalmologists should be aware of prion diseases as a possible cause of visual symptoms and use disposable instruments whenever possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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