A 56-year-old member asked:
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Need to know is tobramycin dexameth ophth susp used to treat pink eye?

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Dr. Amish Purohit
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Antibiotics are not indicated as pink eye is a viral infection. Steroid eye drops can help symptoms but are usually not needed as the condition will clear on its own.
Answered on Aug 15, 2016

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