Punctum plugs deliver sustained fluoroquinolone after cataract surgery

SEATTLE — Moxifloxacin-loaded punctum plugs delivered and maintained moxifloxacin levels in the tear fluid above the minimum inhibitory concentration for common susceptible pathogens for 7 days after cataract surgery, according to a poster here.“Consistent and therapeutic dosing from the punctum plug may be advantageous over patient-administered topical drops to avoid relapse, reduce contagion and cure the disease,” Michael Bassett and colleagues said in a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.

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