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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2176

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CARDENAS DIAZ, Taimi et al. Corneal deposits of ciprofloxacin. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2010, vol.23, suppl.2, pp.847-857. ISSN 0864-2176.

Fluoroquinolones are broadly used for the treatment of bacterial ocular infections, since they can act upon both grampositive and gramnegative bacteria. They are safe drugs, but white corneal deposits have been described in patients who frequently take this drug for a long period of time. In most of the cases, the deposits disappear slowly after the treatment is interrupted. If this does not happen, the deposits should be eliminated. Three cases operated on from cataract were presented, who had been taken ciprofloxacin in the postoperative stage and had corneal deposits. Although their visual acuity decreased, it recovered after keratectomy.

Palabras clave : Corneal deposits; ciprofloxacin.

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