n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Systemic antimicrobials and the eye : clinical pharmacology

Volume 25, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



When selecting an antimicrobial agent to treat infection, various considerations must be borne in mind. Susceptibility of the organism to the agent, the drug's safety in an individual patient and its ability to reach adequate concentrations in the infected tissue are all important factors. Some sites, such as the brain and the eye, have barriers that limit the access of certain drugs. Therefore any agent used must be able to penetrate these barriers and achieve therapeutic concentrations.

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