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#2 December 18, 2006

Topical moxifloxacin causes corneal toxicity

Ophthalmologists at the Wake Forest Eye Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have described two cases of the persistence of corneal ulcers after several weeks of treatment with topical 0.5% moxifloxacin. Both patients also exhibited signs of stromal edema but improved following a switch to gatifloxacin and corticosteroids. These cases show that moxifloxacin can interfere with the healing of corneal ulcers.

PMID: 17068466

Cornea. 2006 Aug;25(7):855-7

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