A 46-year-old member asked:

Why did they combine tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic in an eye drop?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Works well: In eye disease it is often infection and resultant inflammation that cause problems. Treating both inflammation and infection simultaneously can reduce vision loss and speed recovery in eye disease. This is not true in every case of infection though.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 5, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.