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A 92-year-old member asked:

What is length of time to take gentamicin for eye infection? dr only ordered for 2 days. why? i am 92 and healthy (only medication is 5mg lisinopril)

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Infection: Sometimes this type of eye infection can be caused by dry eyes. The physician will probably reevaluate you in 2 days, which is the reason for the 2 days worth of gentamicin eye drops. If the gentamicin is going to work, you will most likely see improvement within 24 hours.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Eye infection : Gentamicin is not a good choice for an eye infection. If it is chosen, it should be used 4 times a day for 5-7 days at a minimum.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2012

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