Keberkesanan Antibiotik Titisan Mata Neomycin, Gentamycin & Ciprofloxacin Terhadap Sista Acanthamoeba spp.

Mohamed Kamel Abd. Ghani, Noradilah Samseh Abdullah, Anisah Nordin, Yusof Suboh, Noraina Ab Rahim


Acanthamoeba keratitis is a serious ocular problem and can cause blindness if not treated. This study was therefore performed to evaluate the effectiveness of eyedrop antibiotics on eight Acanthamoeba spp. isolates, of which four were clinical isolates and the remaining four from the environment. Three different eyedrop antibiotics (neomycin, ciprofloxacin and gentamicin) currently available in the market and ready for use were tested. Cyst suspension from all strains were tested against eyedrop antibiotics, respectively. After 48 hours of incubation period, the solutions were filtered and the filtered membranes were put onto non-nutrient agar lawn with E. coli. The plates were examined daily for Acanthamoeba trophozoites under inverted microscope until day 14. Neomycin, ciprofloxacin and gentamicin were found to be effective against  Acanthamoeba spp. cysts for all test strains.


Acanthamoeba Keratitis; Eyedrop Antibiotics; Effectiveness

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