March 1984
Volume 25, Issue 3
Articles  |   March 1984
Efficacy of antifungal agents in the cornea. II. Influence of corticosteroids.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science March 1984, Vol.25, 331-335. doi:
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      D M O'Day, W A Ray, R Robinson, W S Head; Efficacy of antifungal agents in the cornea. II. Influence of corticosteroids.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1984;25(3):331-335.

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The influence of topical corticosteroid on the efficacy of five topical antifungal agents was evaluated in a standardized rabbit model of Candida keratitis using a quantitative mycologic technique. Topical 1% prednisolone acetate worsened the disease when given alone and adversely influenced the efficacy of 5% natamycin, 1% flucytosine, and 1% miconazole when given in combination. The efficacy of amphotericin B appeared unaffected when the antifungal agent was administered in concentrations of 0.5% and 0.15%. The adverse effect of the topical corticosteroid appeared to be inversely related to the efficacy of the antifungal agent in vivo.


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