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antibiotic eye drops sulfacetamide

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
26 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days.

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A male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drops: sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective al ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
41 years experience Ophthalmology
When clear: Wait until eye infection has cleared before restarting. In some cases it is best to throw out old stuff in case of contamination.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: We always recommend that any patient with an active eye infect not wear any contact lenses while on rx.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Ok: But you may be washing out the ointment and decreasing its effectiveness. Why not ask your ophthalmologist to switch you to a drop.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, if it has no: preservatives, it will be more soothing. Make sure that the tip of either eye drops do not touch the infected eye. Have someone help you instill the d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
On prescription: There are many eyedrops with antibiotic characteristics. These are not over the counter items and that is because they should only be used after an o ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Multiple choices: Many topical antibiotics are used regularly, including: sulfacetamide sodium, gentamicin, tobramycin, erythromycin ointment, moxifloxacin, gatifloxaci ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or ... Read More
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