Betadine 5% Treatment for Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis

The Atlantic Eye Physicians headed by Dr. Goldberg has created the following video for Keratoconjunctivitis care providers. The treatment is very simple and can be provided by following below steps.

  1. Drape patient.
  2. Instill 3 drops of Tetracaine to the affected eye.
  3. Instill 5 drops of Betadine 5%.
  4. Spread Betadine over eyelid margin and eyelashes.
  5. Instruct Patient to move eye left, right, up and down.
  6. Wait 60 seconds and Irrigate thoroughtly to remove Betadine before discharging the Patient.

You can contact Atlantic Eye Physicians for more details on the procedure. We request that care providers register and submit patient treatment data. This will enable Betadine 5% for EKC study for research purposes.