Moxifloxacin hastens resolution of bacterial conjunctivitis

Fort Lauderdale, FL-A 4-day course of moxifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5% (Vigamox, Alcon) is a safe and effective treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis in adults and children as young as 1 month old, according to results from a phase III FDA study, reported Harold R. Katz, MD, who spoke on behalf of the Moxifloxacin Conjunctivitis Study Group at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The fourth-generation fluoroquinolone received FDA approval in April for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis (see related article, Ophthalmology Times, June 1, 2003 issue, Page 1).