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Dr. Kathy Mastrota explains antibiotic resistance

Dr. Kathy Mastrota explains the mechanism of antibiotic resistance and its importance to eyecare practitioners.

Antibiotic Resistance Resource Center

Antibiotic resistance in the eyecare practiceFrom superbugs to MRSA, cautious antibiotic use can help
What’s your red eye protocol?Watch as two ODs explain their protocol for dealing with red eye in light of antibiotic resistance.
Determining the proper intracameral moxifloxacin dosageSteve Arshinoff, MD, FRCSC, of the University of Toronto, outlines the proper dosage and administration technique for intracameral moxifloxacin during cataract surgery.
Why ODs should care about antibiotic resistanceMilton Hom, OD, FAAO, shares why optometrists should care about antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Kathy Mastrota explains antibiotic resistanceOptometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO explains the mechanism of antibiotic resistance and its importance to eyecare practitioners.
Oral antibiotics not effective in MGD?Anyone who treats ocular surface disease (OSD) recognizes the important role oral antibiotics play in therapy, especially in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Yet the existing evidence is insufficient to conclude the effectiveness of oral antibiotic therapy, according to a report published in Ophthalmology.
Antibiotic resistance mattersAntibiotic resistances are on the rise and as such, it behooves dermatologists to use antibiotics only when necessary and in combination with topical agents wherever possible in order to help stop this alarming trend.
Grants encourage development of antibiotic alternativesThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced in January that it is funding 24 research projects, to the tune of about $5 million, to develop non-traditional therapeutics for bacterial infections. Learn more
Antimicrobial stewardship programs aim to curb resistance problemAcute bacterial skin and skin structure infections are associated with unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, leading to antibiotic resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship programs could be a very effective and useful approach to help stop the alarming trend of antibiotic resistance. Several strategies help optimize outcomes.
Self-serve kiosks reduce antibiotic useA health kiosk-decision support system may be a novel and important approach to improve provider prescription patterns.