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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

Preparation of fortified antimicrobial eye drops

Department of Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

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Hilda K Nixon
M T Joseph Meleppuram, Meleppuram House, Potta P.O, Chalakudy, Thrissur - 680 722, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_63_18

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Fortification means to intensify or strengthen the medication, to achieve adequate drug concentration. Fortified antimicrobials are not commercially available, thus should be, prepared of optimal constitution in a sterile pharmaceutical dispensary. This article provides guidelines on topical fortified therapy dosage concentration and methodology of preparation of drugs for patients with infectious keratitis. Acquaintance on fortified antimicrobial medication, its appropriate usage and timely intervention will help us to treat most of the resistant microbial keratitis and prevent the need for surgical intervention.

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