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Comment: acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC) is an epidemic form of highly contagious conjunctivitis characterized by how to get rid of acne scars at home sudden onset of painful, swollen, red eyes, w/ conjunctival hemorrhage and excessive tearing. The report summarizes outbreak in puerto rico; 490K persons were affected; school-aged children and those living in crowded urban areas were how to get rid of acne scars at home at highest risk. To control outbreaks, prevention methods (e.G., frequent hand washing and avoidance of sharing towels and bedding) should be targeted to groups at highest risk.

• schwab IR, friedlaender M, mcculley J, et al. A phase III clinical trial of 0.5% levofloxacin ophthalmic solution versus 0.3% ofloxacin ophthalmic solution for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. Ophthalmology. 2003;110(3):457-65. [PMID:12623805]

Comment: A prospective, randomized-controlled, double-masked, multicenter study comparing the efficacy and safety of 0.5% levofloxacin ophthalmic solution with 0.3% ofloxacin ophthalmic solution for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. Although clinical cure rates in the 0.5% levofloxacin and 0.3% ofloxacin treatment groups were similar, a 5-day treatment regimen with 0.5% levofloxacin achieved microbial eradication rates that were statistically superior to how to get rid of acne scars at home those attained with 0.3% ofloxacin. There was no difference in the incidence of treatment-related adverse events.

Comment: the in vitro antimicrobial susceptibilities of ocular isolates to levofloxacin, ofloxacin, and ciprofloxacin were determined. Levofloxacin demonstrated superior in vitro activity against human bacterial conjunctival how to get rid of acne scars at home isolates compared with either ofloxacin or ciprofloxacin (levofloxacin > ofloxacin > ciprofloxacin).

Comment: in a double-masked, randomized-controlled study the effectiveness and safety of 0.3% ofloxacin solution were compared with those of 0.3% gentamicin ophthalmic solution in treating external bacterial ocular infections. The two treatments were found to be equally effective.

Comment: in two multicentered, randomized, prospective clinical studies, ciprofloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solution was compared to placebo and to tobramycin 0.3% respectively. In both trials cipro was approximately 94% effective. Although cipro was significantly more effective than placebo, there was no difference in efficacy between ciprofloxacin and tobramycin.

Comment: 158 patients, 21 years of age or less, presenting with culture-positive (haemophilus influenzae or streptococcus pneumoniae) conjunctivitis were treated with trimethoprim-polymyxin B,gentamicin sulfate or sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic solution for 10 days. Clinical response at 3 to 6 days after start of how to get rid of acne scars at home therapy was similar for all test agents. Clinical response at 2 to 7 days after completion of how to get rid of acne scars at home therapy was also similar, as was bacteriologic response.

Comment: review of 21 cases of gonococcal conjunctivitis between 1972 and how to get rid of acne scars at home 1986. Keratitis, anterior chamber inflammation, periocular edema and tenderness, gaze restriction and preauricular adenopathy were common findings. All patients were hospitalized and received parenteral antibiotics. Only 2/21 patients had a poor outcome.

Comment: A double-masked randomized study was conducted at four centers to compare how to get rid of acne scars at home the efficacy and safety of tobramycin and gentamicin ophthalmic ointment how to get rid of acne scars at home in the treatment of superficial external eye disease. The results indicate that tobramycin is safe, effective and comparable to gentamicin. There was a trend towards better efficacy, safety and fewer adverse reactions in the tobramycin-treated group, but the differences were not statistically significant.

Comment: trimethoprim-polymyxin B is safe and well tolerated for the treatment how to get rid of acne scars at home of bacterial conjunctivitis in children. It is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms including S pneumoniae and H influenzae, the most prevalent pathogens in pediatric patients.

Comment: 84% of responders rated ketorolac as good to excellent in relieving how to get rid of acne scars at home their overall symptoms of ocular allergy and 86% felt that the drug produced good to excellent relief of how to get rid of acne scars at home their ocular itching within minutes to 1 hour of administration.

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