Is antibiotic resistance a major problem in ophthalmology?
Acta Ophthalmologica, 08/09/2012
Kowalski R – These study concludes that antibiotic resistance does occur for ocular bacterial pathogens, but ocular infection does not spread from patient to patient. There is a plethora of effective topical antibiotic agents to treat all types of bacterial ocular infections. It is important to culture all severe ocular infections to optimize therapy and to guard against the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The future of antibacterial therapy may rely on preventing infections instead of the production of new drugs.