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Klinika Oczna / Acta Ophthalmologica Polonica
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3/2021
vol. 123
 
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Review paper

Levofloxacin in everyday ophthalmic practice – review

Michał Post
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,
Anna Okruszko
1
,
Jacek P. Szaflik
1

1.
Department of Ophthalmology, Independent Public Clinical Ophthalmology Hospital in Warsaw, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
KLINIKA OCZNA 2021, 123, 3: 122–128
Online publish date: 2021/10/13
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Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely used antibiotics in ophthalmology. Based on the example of levofloxacin, the authors review the literature on the applications of fluoroquinolones in everyday ophthalmic practice. The analysis focuses on evaluating the role of levofloxacin in the treatment of the most common infections and perioperative prophylaxis, antibiotic resistance to fluoroquinolones, and safety of this group of drugs.
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levofloxacin, fluoroquinolones, conjunctivitis, keratitis, endophthalmitis, perioperative prophylaxis

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