"Cracked-mud" ciprofloxacin precipitates on a corneal graft.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors describe an extreme case of ciprofloxacin deposition on the corneal graft of a 67-year-old man with a history of penetrating keratoplasty for corneal ulcer and perforation, who presented with dense, gray deposits on the anterior corneal surface after being treated with ciprofloxacin for an epithelial defect. The deposits resolved after ciprofloxacin was discontinued. The non-physiologic pH of the drug formulation is thought to trigger corneal precipitates, and it remains to be seen whether fourth-generation fluoroquinolones will have a lower incidence of ocular precipitates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tanhehco, TY; Chiavetta, SV; Lee, PP; Fowler, AM; Afshari, NA

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 252 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 15957485

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1542-8877


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States