Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections

Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections

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This volume collects for the first time interdisciplinary findings in ophthalmology concerning effectiveness and indications of antiseptics for the prophylaxis and therapy of infections. 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 CredAc'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.New admissions of patients may be allowed only after extensive disinfection procedures including mattresses, pillows and ... Common physical as well as chemical disinfection procedures do not provide sufficient safety or result in other anbsp;...

Title:Antiseptic Prophylaxis and Therapy in Ocular Infections
Author:Axel Kramer, Wolfgang Behrens-Baumann
Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2002-01-01


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