From superbugs to MRSA, cautious antibiotic use can help
Milton Hom, OD, FAAO, shares why optometrists should care about antibiotic resistance.
It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
During the ARVO meeting last week, Bausch + Lomb researchers presented results from the 5th Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganisms (ARMOR) surveillance study in the United States, as well as the first data from the study in Canada.
Study researchers say that resistance rates have remained stable; however, more than 33% of certain isolates were resistant to three or more antibiotics.