A 34-year-old member asked:
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is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: More effective treatment is warm soaks 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a few weeks, then it will need to be surgically treated. There is no ointment that has any significant effect on a chalazion.
Answered on Jun 23, 2018
Dr. Bari Brandt
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes it can be: You should not use this drug without the supervision of your ophthalmologist long term.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013

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