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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

ARMOR surveillance study update gives current insights on antibiotic resistance for clinical ocular isolatesThe most recent analyses of data from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms) Surveillance Program can guide clinicians choosing antibiotic therapy for initial empiric therapy and infection prophylaxis. The information also reinforces the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to limit the development of bacterial resistance to existing options, according to Penny Asbell, MD.
Antibiotic use in eyelid surgery varies greatly around globePractice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.
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