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Antibiotics After Intraocular Injection Linked to Resistance

Antibiotic eye drops, which are commonly prescribed after intraocular injections for choroidal neovascularization, have been linked to resistant strains of ocular flora as well as multiple-drug resistance, according to a study published in the September issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.

"Our findings indicate the need for more judicious use of ophthalmic antibiotics after intraocular injection to reduce the potential emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance," write Stephen Kim, MD, and Hassanain Toma, MD, from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

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"Antimicrobial Resistance and Ophthalmic Antibiotics" (http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/129/9/1180)

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