New treatment possibilities for nonresponsive bacterial keratitis are continually in development, including molecular-targeted therapy, the cautious use of topical corticosteroids, corneal crosslinking for superficial keratitis, and biologicals, Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, reported.
Understanding Antibiotic Resistance
What is the most common bacteria on the conjunctiva and lid margin in patients undergoing cataract surgery? An article in Clinical Ophthalmology may have the answer.
Practice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.
In the most recent update from the ARMOR study, Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, explained that clinicians must choose their antibiotics carefully.
Postoperative endophthalmitis remains a potentially devastating complication of cataract surgery. However, a good visual outcome is possible if the infection is recognized early and treated appropriately, said Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD.
Steve Arshinoff, MD, FRCSC, of the University of Toronto, outlines the proper dosage and administration technique for intracameral moxifloxacin during cataract surgery.