Fluoroquinolone more effective against gram-positive bacteria

August 1, 2003

Fort Lauderdale, FL-Gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.3% (Zymar, Allergan) shows clearly improved activity against commonly encountered gram-positive ocular bacteria in vitro compared with older fluoroquinolones. This fourth-generation fluoroquinolone received FDA approval in March (see related article, Ophthalmology Times, May 1 issue, Page 1).