Understanding Antibiotic Resistance

Better diagnosis, treatment options key to nonresponsive bacterial keratitis

June 21, 2017

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.

Natamycin still the best bet for fungal keratitis

June 21, 2017

A recent study sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the optimal treatments for fungal keratitis showed that topical natamycin is still the mainstay of treatment. Adding oral voriconazole to the treatment regimen also may be beneficial to treat patients with Fusarium species.

Antibiotic sensitivity in flora of conjunctiva and lid margin

May 17, 2017

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.

Antibiotic use in eyelid surgery varies greatly around globe

April 21, 2017

Practice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.

Avoiding vision loss from infectious keratitis after LVC

October 14, 2016

Infectious keratitis is not a common complication after laser vision correction (LVC), but it is important because it can be devastating, said Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016.

Resurgence of penicillin-susceptible isolates

September 09, 2016

Watch as Regis Kowalski, Executive Director, The Charles T. Campbell Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, explains how newly discovered resurgent isolates may affect clinical practice.

Webinar: The ARMOR study five-year surveillance results

August 31, 2016

Watch as Penny Asbell, MD, talks about antibiotic resistance in a webinar titled: The ARMOR Study Five-Year Surveillance Results.

How resistant biofilms affect keratitis

July 11, 2016

Watch as Ben Wucher, researcher at University of Rochester Medical Center, summarizes his research titled, "Clinical keratitis isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa develop resistant biofilms."

Clinical advice from the latest ARMOR study update

June 20, 2016

In the most recent update from the ARMOR study, Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, explained that clinicians must choose their antibiotics carefully.

Are intracameral antibiotics the answer for endophthalmitis?

June 20, 2016

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.