Journal article

Evaluation of 0.3% Gatifloxacin Hydrochloride in Decontamination of Donor Corneas

Namrata Sharma, Amarendra Samal, Reena Sharma, Radhika Tandon, Jeewan S Titiyal, Gita Satpathy, Seema Sen, Rasik B Vajpayee

Eye and Contact Lens: science and clinical practice | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate demographic, clinical, and microbiological profile of eye donors and efficacy of 0.3% gatifloxacin hydrochloride in microbial decontamination of donor corneas. METHODS: About 513 donors and 1,026 corneas received at National Eye Bank of a tertiary care hospital during 1-year period were analyzed prospectively in this randomized clinical trial. The donor eyes were graded and treated with 5% povidone-iodine, 0.4% amikacin sulphate, and 0.3% gatifloxacin hydrochloride. The parameters evaluated were death enucleation time (DET), grading of donor corneas, microbiological profile of culture organisms, and their sensitivity to various antibiotics. RESULTS: Mean DET was 6.29±5.7..

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