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What do eye doctors do when treating infection?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Antibiotics: Like all doctors, we usually use antibiotics if its bacterial, and antiviral meds , if its a treatable virus..... Of course unlike other doctors, most of our medications come in eye drops.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Do eye doctors only do eye exams? Do they treat infections?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Of course!: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (md or od) and a surgeon. We treat everything from glasses to injury, infection, cataracts, retinal detachments etc. Much more than just infections.

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Last updated Dec 20, 2014

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