Injection drug users have fewer comorbidities and more improvement in visual acuity after intervention
Although not FDA-approved, intraocular vancomycin is often used during cataract surgery to prevent postoperative endophthalmitis.
The researchers found that donor rim culture results were three times more likely to be positive for fungi in endothelial keratoplasty-processed eyes (1.14%) compared with other uses (0.37%).
Fifty-eight percent (n=198,462) of the total patients had filled ≥1 topical antibiotic prescription, of which approximately 20% (n=38,774) of patients filled prescriptions for combination antibiotic + corticosteroid products.
Uveitis specialists and rheumatologists differ significantly in their most-selected first-choice treatment option for patients with anterior scleritis, according to new findings from a survey by researchers at the University of Colorado.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted the marketing of a novel balloon device, The Aera Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System (Acclarent), to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD).
Further investigation of the addition of amphotericin B to Optisol-GS, the most commonly used corneal storage medium in the United States, is warranted, according to research published online Febraury 25 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Use of the label "pink eye" vs. "eye infection" is associated with increased parent intent to use antibiotics despite parents being informed about antibiotics' ineffectiveness for treating symptoms.
A new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found that the overwhelming majority of contact lens wearers admit to engaging in at least one hygiene habit that may put them at risk for an eye infection.
Bacterial biofilms are associated with ocular prostheses, according to a letter to the editor published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.
NovaBay announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the intelli-Case for use with hydrogen peroxide solutions.
Changes in bacteria populations may be one reason why people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections, a new study suggests.
There is considerable worldwide variation in antibiotic prescribing practices following eyelid surgery, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a clinical advisory on ocular syphilis due to recent confirmed and suspected cases in several states.
Nearly one million patient visits are made to doctors offices, outpatient clinics, and emergency departments for keratitis each year in the United States, with contact lens wear as the single largest risk factor for microbial keratitis.