Emerging Worldwide Antimicrobial Resistance, Antibiotic Stewardship and Alternative Intravitreal Agents for the Treatment of Endophthalmitis

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Intravitreal antimicrobials are essential in the treatment of all categories of endophthalmitis including the most common category, acute-onset endophthalmitis, generally defined as presenting within 6 weeks after cataract surgery. The purpose of this editorial is to address the issue of emerging worldwide antimicrobial resistance and the importance of antibiotic stewardship. In addition, current first-line intravitreal antimicrobial as well as alternative agents used for the management of endophthalmitis are discussed.
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