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i was wondering what are the bacterial diseases of the eye and their treatments?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many: There are many bacterial diseases that can involve the eye and surrounding structures. There are antibiotics for all of them.

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What are common bacterial diseases of the eye? How are they treated?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Conjunctivitis, etc.: Simple conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the most common bacterial eye infection and is typically treated with antibiotic eye drops. There are other bacterial eye infections and they are uncommon, but in all cases, antibiotic therapy directed at the common causes or cultured bacteria are the treatment. These can be topical, oral or IM/IV (parenteral) depending on severity and risk due to infection.

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