Journal article

Penetration of voriconazole, 1%, eyedrops into human aqueous humor - A prospective open-label study

David Lau, Mervyn Fedinands, Lok Leung, Robert Fullinfaw, David Kong, Geoff Davies, Mark Daniell

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the therapeutic efficacy of adjuvant use of voriconazole, 1%, eyedrops in the treatment of refractory fungal keratitis. METHODS: A prospective open-label trial was conducted to determine voriconazole levels obtained in human aqueous humor after administration of a 1% solution, preserved with 0.01% benzalkonium chloride, every 6 hours for 3 days, or hourly for 4 doses. Ten participants were selected among patients scheduled to undergo elective anterior segment surgery, and samples were tested using validated high-performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS: The mean (SD) voriconazole concentrations after hourly dosing (n = 5) was 1.90 (1.12) microg/mL and after a single..

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