anti-infectives

Antibiotic use in eyelid surgery varies greatly around globePractice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.
Tracking the best treatment for fungal keratitisNatamycin appears to be the best treatment for fungal keratitis, whereas voriconazole is less effective and associated with more adverse effects.
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatment
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatmentThe same photoactivation process used in collagen cross-linking for keratoconus can kill bacteria without the need for the oxygen responsible for the biomechanical effects, potentially pointing toward better treatments for keratitis, according to Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD.
Antibiotic resistance levels shift among ocular pathogens in 2014 ARMOR dataNew surveillance data on antibiotic resistance among ocular pathogens shows worrisome trends for some widely used drugs while resistance rates for some isolates were relatively stable.
Stopping postop infection
Stopping postop infectionPostoperative infections with ocular surgeries may be reduced substantially by effectively treating active ocular disease in advance before the patient enters the operating room.
ARMOR surveillance data update shows increased levels of resistanceThe latest surveillance data on antibiotic resistance trends show increased levels of resistance among certain isolates, warranting ongoing, prospective, multicenter surveillance studies.
Intracameral antibiotics lower risk of infection in cataract surgeryUnderstanding why ophthalmologists should be using intracameral antibiotics to lower the risk of postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery: Perioperative intracameral antibiotics should be standard practicePerioperative intracameral antibiotics should be standard practice during cataract surgery to prevent postoperative endophthalmitis.
Medical groups provide clearer anti-infective guidelinesPerhaps overzealous in the past, leading organizations have simplified guidelines regarding prophylactic use of anti-infective agents before and during skin surgeries, according to an expert.