Rational therapy of ocular surface bacterial infections with fluoroquinolones Review article
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There are many mechanisms, that protect healthy ocular surface from invasion of pathogenic bacteria. Infection and inflammation develop on the ocular surface in case of damaging natural defensive barrier. One of the most common ocular surface infections are bacterial conjunctivitis and keratitis. Rational therapy of these diseases should be based on antibiotics that have broad antimicrobial spectrum, good efficacy and safety. All these qualities have fluoroquinolones: ofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin.
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