Topical Antibiotics: Update on Resistance

Loretta Ng

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is a global concern with the World Health Organization calling for individuals, governments, health, and agriculture professionals to take action on this urgent problem. Antibiotic resistance is also manifesting in ocular infections. This course will discuss what antibiotic resistance is and its global impact. Data from the ocular TRUST and ARMOR studies, nationwide ocular antibiotic resistance surveillance programs, will be presented. This course will review the latest information on ocular antibiotic resistance in the US and how they may impact the prescribing habits of eye care providers.

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Year: 2016

Program Number: OP082016

Author Affiliation: Jenkins Eye Care

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Room: Ballroom D