blepharitis and ocuflox or erythromycin

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by rabbit, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. rabbit

    rabbit Guest

    I had been using erythromycin for belpharitis with mixed results. I
    have been using it on and off for a few years.

    My new opthamol. says that a better choice is ocuflox for blepharitis.

    Has anybody out there used ocuflox for blepharitis and if so how has it

    Also anybody have any thoughts on erythromycin vs. ocuflox for this

    rabbit, Oct 20, 2006
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  2. And while you're at it, ask him about lid hygene (hot compresses, lid
    and lash scrubs). topical meds are well known to not penetrate enough
    to have much effect on bleph.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. rabbit

    rabbit Guest

    thanks for the feedback.

    I know its hard to judge but is Ocuflox considered as safe to use as
    erythromycin. Side effects etc. I always think twice, or thrice
    before putting anything new in my eye. (measure twice, cut once, etc.)

    rabbit, Oct 21, 2006
  4. As mentioned below, lid hygiene, particularly not compresses, are the most
    important, probably accounting for 90% of the treatment.

    Ocuflox is OK, but it is rapidly losing its effectiveness due to increasing
    bacterail resistance.

    I usually use an eyedrop after each compress (3 times a day) either sulfa,
    Polytrim, or occasionally Ocuflox. Also use ointment at bedtime -
    erythromycin, Polysporin, or bacitracin.
    David Robins, MD, Oct 21, 2006
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