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    Oral antibiotics not effective in MGD?

     

    References

    1. Wladis EJ, Bradley EA, Bilyk JR, et al. Oral antibiotics for meibomian gland-related ocular surface disease. A report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.10.062. Accessed 12/30/15.

    2. Kashkouli MB, Fazel AJ, Kiavash V, et al. Oral azithromycin versus doxycycline in meibomian gland dysfunction: a randomised double-masked open-label clinical trial. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;99(2):199-204.

    3.Foulks GN, Borchman D, Yappert M, et al. Topical azithromycin therapy of meibomian gland dysfunction: clinical response and lipid alterations. Cornea. 2010 Jul;29(7):781-8.

    4.Bertino JS Jr. Impact of antibiotic resistance in the management of ocular infections: the role of current and future antibiotics. Clin Ophthalmol. 2009;3:507-21.

    Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO
    Dr. Ernie Bowling is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometry Times. He received his Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science in ...

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