Antibiotic therapy for ocular infection

R. W. Snyder, D. B. Glasser

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Abstract

Infections of the eye can rapidly damage important functional structures and lead to permanent vision loss or blindness. Broad-spectrum antibiotics should be administered to the appropriate site of infection as soon as a diagnosis is made. Topical drops are preferred for corneal and conjunctival infections. Intravitreal antibiotics, and possibly subconjunctival and parenteral antibiotics, are preferred for endophthalmitis. Parenteral antibiotics are recommended for infection in deep adnexal structures. We review specific aspects of antibiotic therapy for ocular and periocular infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume161
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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