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Good Use of Antibiotics on Ocular Surface; Experts’ Opinion

Breakfast Symposium

Sponsored by : AMICO


07:15 - 08:15

Hall 02

Good Use of Antibiotics on Ocular Surface; Experts' Opinion


Khalid Tabbara, Harminder Dua, Beatrice Cochener



Bacterial Eye infection can be vision threatening and are treated or prevented in daily practice by ophthalmic antibiotic use.

Ocular Antibiotics and Their indications
The choice of antibiotics is based on pathologies, specific advantages of mulecules, spectrum of activity, kinetics, duration of treatment, easiness of use, lack of preservative, and potential risks, like for instance the risk of resistance. Azithromycin has a unique pharmacokinetic pro le and enables rapid distribution to tissues and sustained high tissue levels. These properties allow systemic use in a short duration dosage regimen.

What About MGD?
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a chronic di use abnormality of the Meibomian Gland, commonly characterised by terminal duct obstruction and/or qualitative / quantitative change in the glandular secretion. The MGD Workshop Report issued in 2011 gives recommendations for the management of infections related to MGD. Antibiotics having anti-in ammatory properties are of particular interest when in ammation is clinically apparent.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Ocular Surgery

Cataract has become one of the most prevalent surgical procedures due to increasing life expectancies. Antibiotic use in surgery varies from one country to the other. In order to minimize the incidence of postoperative infection, National Guidelines and Recommendations usually focus on the prevention of endophthalmitis by several means; asepsis, intracameral cefuroxime and post surgery antibiotic use.


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