Viridans streptococci are poorly covered by gentamicin sulfate in corneal storage medium. To evaluate possible antibiotic alternatives among the newer broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotics, we compared the survival of the viridans representative Streptococcus sanguis in K-Sol with gentamicin sulfate (100 mg/L), norfloxacin (250 mg/L), ciprofloxacin lactate (250 mg/L), ofloxacin (250 mg/L), or no antibiotic. At 23°C, K-Sol with gentamicin produced a 2-log kill by 80 minutes. By comparison, only one of the others (norfloxacin) had achieved a 2-log kill by 4 hours. At 4°C, all antibiotics differed little from the control, and none was superior to gentamicin.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Apr 1991|
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