NOV 06, 2017
Cornea Subspecialty Day 2016
Cornea/External Disease, Ocular Surface Disease
In this presentation from AAO 2016, Dr. Eduardo C. Alfonso provides an overview on antibiotic resistance among cases of bacterial keratitis in the US. Recent reports have shown that fluoroquinolones are the most commonly used agents for bacterial keratitis, however, Gram positive S. aureus and S. epidermidis show increasing resistance and often require vancomycin. Mycobacterial etiology is rare, but these microorganisms are also often resistant to both fluoroquinolones and vancomycin. Current recommendations are to obtain an accurate culture diagnosis so the proper therapy can be initiated.