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Research Letter
June 15, 2017

Trends in Fluoroquinolone Nonsusceptibility Among Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Isolates Causing Endophthalmitis, 1995-2016

Author Affiliations
  • 1Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online June 15, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.1826

Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) is the most common cause of acute-onset post–cataract surgery endophthalmitis.1 Fluoroquinolones are frequently used prophylactically (either topical or intracameral) in an attempt to reduce the rates of postoperative endophthalmitis. In this study, the susceptibilities of CoNS-causing endophthalmitis to fluoroquinolones over a 22-year period at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, are reported.

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