School of Optometry & Vision Science Paper of the Week: Activity of Antimicrobial Peptides and Ciprofloxacin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms

The bacterium P. aeruginosa is the main cause of infections of the eye during contact lens wear (and also of lungs in people with the disease cystic fibrosis). Researchers at SOVS have  developed a new antibiotic that stops this bacterium from colonising contact lenses. 

The new antibiotic even acts on a strain of P. aeruginosa that is resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin (the most common antibiotic given to people with contact lens-related ocular infections). 

See here for full link to the paper.