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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.
Avoiding vision loss from infectious keratitis after LVCInfectious 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 isolatesWatch 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 resultsWatch as Penny Asbell, MD, talks about antibiotic resistance in a webinar titled: The ARMOR Study Five-Year Surveillance Results.
How resistant biofilms affect keratitisWatch 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 updateIn 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?
Are intracameral antibiotics the answer for endophthalmitis?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.
Determining the proper intracameral moxifloxacin dosageSteve Arshinoff, MD, FRCSC, of the University of Toronto, outlines the proper dosage and administration technique for intracameral moxifloxacin during cataract surgery.
What physicians need to know about bacterial resistance
What physicians need to know about bacterial resistanceIn vitro antibiotic resistance—defined as the ability for bacteria to exist and multiply despite a normally achievable serum level of drug that had been previously determined to successfully treat a clinical infection—is an increasing problem worldwide.
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.