Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections
Principles, Clinical Practice and Infection Control
Editor(s): Kramer A. (Greifswald)
Behrens-Baumann W. (Magdeburg)
Publication year: 2002
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Developments in Ophthalmology , Vol. 33
Editor(s): Bandello F. (Milan)
XVI + 376 p., 27 fig., 68 tab., hard cover, 2002
The first part discusses the use of various antiseptics against colonization, contamination and infection of the eye caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus and protozoa in comparison to topical antibiotics. The spectrum of action, the risk of resistance of only microbiostatic active agents and the galenic requirements of antiseptics are included as well as the local and systemic tolerance. New data to iodophors, polyhexanide and magnesium monoperphthalate are presented, and, for the first time, microbiologic requirements of ocular antiseptics are defined. In the second part the current scientific knowledge of prophylaxis and therapeutic antisepsis is presented including Credé’s prophylaxis and requirements in cornea banks. The final part is reserved for additional topics such as isolation techniques, hand hygiene, hygiene of contact lenses and microbiological diagnostics.
To ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians this book will give indispensable information on latest clinical and experimental findings in the field. It will also be essential reading to hygienists, microbiologists, infectionists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, and pediatricians interested in ophthalmologic issues.