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Infections with EK procedures risingDescemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) appears to have a higher risk of postoperative fungal infections (predominantly Candida) when compared to penetrating keratoplasty (PK).
Better diagnosis, treatment options key to nonresponsive bacterial keratitisNew 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 keratitisA 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 marginWhat 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 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.